Sharing In A Marriage While Protecting A Man’s Feelings

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Respect from his and her perspective

“In terms of respect, women want to be respected just as much as men do,” says Craig. “But a man’s respect is really tied to his ego. Women equate love with feeling safe and through emotions. Men equate love with being respected and validated. Because of their egos and their pride, they feed off of being affirmed. Women have to affirm them to let the man know that he’s doing well for her and the family. He’s making the right decisions.” This still applies to couples who don’t have kids, says Craig. Men still need to feel their partners trust that they make good decisions for the couple, as a whole.

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