7 things men want from their wives

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Sex is high on the list for what men want in a marriage, but there are other desires outside of sexual relations or emotional needs.

Many husbands have thoughts and feelings that they keep to themselves. For instance, men feel a sense of responsibility to take care of their wives financially, even if the women earn more.

Below are seven of the top things men want from their wives.

1 Affection

While sex remains very important for most men, many simply want to experience more affection. Holding his hand in public, leaving a love message on his voicemail or massaging his shoulders will touch his heart.

Simple things you can do include telling him how much you love him, cheering him on when he’s feeling doubtful and telling him you’re sorry when things go wrong.

2 Belief in his capabilities

Many men think it’s important for them to protect and provide for those they love. Let your husband know that you believe in his talents and skills and are supportive of him. Your encouragement is the most meaningful of anyone.

The most crucial thing you can do is to make your man feel like a man and not a little boy.

3 Companionship

Hopefully, you can say that your husband is not only your lover but also your friend. Staying friends and companions throughout the years require that you find ways to make quality time to be together and have new experiences.

Marrying your best friend also means being mindful of how you talk to each other, not taking him for granted, and making small sacrifices to please each other.

4 Trust

Trust is vital to the success of a marriage. Couples build trust in healthy relationships by being honest with each other, communicating often and learning how to fight fairly. It takes time to build trust.

If you’re having doubts about your husband and find it difficult to trust him, seek counselling and don’t engage in activities like infidelity or spying.

5 Respect

Creating a loving and memorable marriage starts with respect. One of the best ways a wife can show her husband that she loves and respects him is by actively listening to him when he talks, and not interrupting.

You can also demonstrate respect by:

Avoid making any negative comments about his thoughts and opinions.

Being considerate of his upcoming plans.

Opting not to use the eye roll when you disagree with him.

Generally being positive, thankful and considerate of his wants and needs.

6 Understanding

Men want to know that you “get” them. They are often more logical and like to solve problems. This has a value and creates a balance between the women who are generally more emotional and in touch with their feelings.

One of the ways you can both show that you understand each other is by making a commitment to talk daily together. Plan a daily dialogue exercise where you take 20 minutes to ask each other positive questions.

7 Appreciation and affirmation

Most guys like to be patted on the back. One way to do this is by complimenting your husband often. Rather than over-doing it, make sure it’s genuine and sporadic throughout the week.