Have you ever wondered what men really think and want? Do you feel like men are complex and complicated to understand?
Just like women, men are also guilty of sending mixed signals to the opposite sex and can be difficult to deal with and understand at times.
But men really aren’t that complicated. Once you understand a few things about male behavior, you’ll find men a lot easier to get along with.
Below, are few things to understand about men:
- Men Let Go Faster Than Women:
Women tend to remember negative experiences longer and may have lingering feelings of stress, anxiety, or sadness. In contrast, men are less likely to dwell on unpleasant events and tend to move on more quickly. So while you may still want to talk about last night’s argument, your guy may have already forgotten about it.
- Men Need Time for Themselves:
While shared activities are important, men also need time for themselves. Whether your guy enjoys golf, gardening, or working out at the gym, encourage him to pursue his hobbies, while you make time for your own. When both partners have space to nurture their individuality, they have more to give to each other.
- Men Don’t Pick Up on Subtle Cues:
Men are more likely to miss subtle signals like tone of voice or facial expressions. And they are especially likely to miss sadness on a woman’s face. If you want to make sure your guy gets the message, be direct.
- Men Respond to Appreciation:
Showing appreciation for your guy can make a big difference in the way he acts. Take parenting: Studies show that fathers are more involved in care-giving when their wives value their involvement and see them as competent.
- He Likes It When You Initiate Sex:
Most guys feel as though they’re the ones who always initiate sex. But they also like to be pursued and wish their partner would take the lead more often. Don’t be shy about letting your guy know you’re in the mood. Initiating sex some of the time may lead to a higher level of satisfaction for both of you.
- Men Like Pleasing Their Partner:
Your pleasure is important to your man but he won’t know what you want unless you tell him. Too many women feel uncomfortable talking about what they like and don’t like. If you can tell him clearly in a way that doesn’t bruise his ego, he’ll listen. Because he knows he’ll feel good if you feel good.
- He’s Vested in You:
Most men realize there’s a lot to lose if a long-term relationship goes sour — not just each other’s company, but the entire life you’ve built together. If you’re willing to work to strengthen your marriage, chances are your man will be, too.
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