#2 – Don’t talk down to him in public: We all have our inside jokes about the woes of partnership, but, how we represent our partners in public says more about us than our partners. Talk about your partner like you love him and let him see he doesn’t need to wear armor to go out on the town with your friends.
#3 – Make sure you know how to fight: If that sounds weird, than you really need to pay attention to how you talk to each other in an argument. Just because he’s a man doesn’t mean he feels safe or at ease with you if he has to defend his past mistakes or withstand cruel names every time you argue. Take a time out and remember you care about him before you talk it out.
#4 – Don’t expect him to do it all: Gender roles as traditionally expected by society have ruined our ability to assess our natural talents and take up the roles in our joined lives which make sense. If you’re better at being handy and he is better at cooking, get honest about how you are best suited for the upkeep of your lives together and make adjustments that work for Your relationship.
#5 – Be loving every day – not just on holidays: Limiting generosity and affection to holidays actually plants the seed for laziness the rest of the year. Again, lead by example and demonstrate your love and affection in ways he understands all the time and see how it affects his overall behavior. Click Next to see what else might turn his head…