Totally agree with this, and I had a close female friend that I fucked up royally with. After reading and reading and thinking and listening to what women have said in social media and here.
To this day, why I feel bad that the friendship was ended was because exactly this. I felt bad for wasting her time due to my screw ups in communication and assuming badly and all of that.
I also wish my education didn’t come at her expense and that was an ah-ha moment for me.
One book I was surprised with that was very interesting as a guy (but obviously not to women who know this … was Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner …. it allowed me as a guy into the glasses view of a woman, especially ones who give a lot of chances to men who didn’t deserve it. Also, it showed some examples of the power of love for those guys that did …