The experts tell us that men and women have different priorities in romantic relationships, that we value different variables at different levels. A woman values the strength and masculinity of her man. This includes his ability to love and to honor, to protect and assist, to have and to hold. She values his trust, his empathy, and his enamorment when it comes to her.
Men value a lot of the same relationship qualities, but often in a different order of importance. A man values the softness and femininity of his woman. For a man, this includes a woman’s ability to love and to support, to nurture and care, to accept and to understand his nature.
These qualities will vary from person to person and from relationship to relationship. So, how can you know which qualities are the most important to your spouse? A simple ‘thank you’ can provide the answer. Take notice. Which qualities does your spouse thank you for the most? Do you thank your spouse for providing those qualities that are the most important to you?
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