Some people don’t want to accept the complex nature of a romantic relationship. The effort they involve, the troublesome work of putting your ego aside, the delicate nature of emotions are things that men sometimes neglect.
Here are 5 things every man should know in order to have a more satisfying relationship.
1. A good relationship is built with effort
We are living in the era of instant gratification: everything has to be now and perfect. But perseverance in the face of romantic hardship can make the difference between a failed relationship and one that can make you happy for a long time.
2. You don’t own “your” woman
Men have a hard time letting go of the old-fashion idea that they are in charge of their women’s lives. Being possessive, jealous or controlling will only alienate a woman worth sharing your life with.
3. You have a partner, not a maid
Again, it’s hard for men these days to accept that their partners are not their maids, whose purpose in life is to accommodate their every need and every whim. If you have this kind of expectations, not only will you be disappointed, but also it will make your partner feel unappreciated.
4. Express your emotions
Most men were raised according to the idea that big boys don’t cry. As a consequence, they are ashamed of their feelings, which they try to hide or suppress. Why they think that’s a good idea, we don’t know, since women appreciate and respect men who can express their feelings.
5. Don’t let your pride get the best of you
Being concerned with projecting the image of a strong man, they value their pride too much. And by doing so, they forget the real important things in a relationship: being there for your partner, showing your vulnerable side and expressing your emotions in an authentic manner.
You don’t have to stop being all man! All you have to do is take a look from a woman’s point of view from time to time!