I have always understood that women have a different psychology to men.
Nancy Chodorow explains it very well in her seminal book 'Mothering'. Female
psychology has an extra gear above male psychology in the way that it can
switch out of a relationship, such as that to a Muse figure, and start out a
fresh. What Chodorow, based on object relations, says is that men have one
basic relation with their mothers whereas women have relations both with
father and mother at the levels that matter. So women can opt out of one
relationship and transfer to another in the way that men cant. So me would
appear to be limited to a Muse whereas women are not.
Douglas Clark, Bath, Somerset, England ....
Lynx: Poetry from Bath ......