Men need to feel needed. (This is something I’ve forgotten and messed up on in the past. I believe it was down to pride and not wanting to ask for help). Men need to know they’re required in your life. If women have a desire to feel needed why wouldn’t men? Just be careful not to go overboard and smoother him.
Men often show their love through actions. Don’t get so caught up with words. Yes words hold importance but as the saying goes actions speak louder than words. Actions carry a lot of weight i.e. when a man sacrifices his time for you, stands up for you during a difficult situation, attends functions that are important to you, visits your family. Don’t overlook the actions he shows on a day to day basis…they often speak volumes.
Men get insecure too. I think men are a lot more sensitive than they’ll have us think. The older they get the more likely they’ll have to fight the pot belly, receding hair line or baldness. Then there’s the issue of money and their status within society. The only difference is that men often over-compensate their insecurities whereas women are more upfront about their fears. The key is to remind him that you love him no matter what.
You can teach him to give you what you crave. The fact is your man may not know the importance of some of the issues you hold. Explaining your feelings and needs is not the same as voicing complaints. Once you cross into complaining territory he’ll begin to switch off. Just because you don’t see results immediately doesn't mean he’s not listening and that a change won’t come. When you least expect it he might just surprise you. Be patient! Remember no one’s perfect and a little praise here and there goes a long way.
He needs some alone time. Give him some space and don’t sulk. While this might sound juvenile you’d be surprised how many women pout when their other half requires some alone time. Between work, family, your smartphone and friends it’s hard to get a moment to yourself. Use the time to do something you enjoy. No doubt your beau will come back feeling refreshed with a spring in his step. His cheerful attitude will in turn leave you happy. Having some quiet time is a must within a relationship.