Improve Your Relationship
Don't let work, kids, your girlfriends or your crazy schedule get in the way of your relationship. It's time to get out of your routine and spice things up, and SheKnows knows just what will do the trick!
How did things get off track?!
Often the hardest aspect is trying to understand what the man in our life is thinking. Michael French, author of Why Men Fall Out of Love: What Every Woman Needs to Understand, explains why men fall out of love, and offers tips on how to bring some excitement back into any marriage or relationship. In his book, French presents a fascinating look at men's deepest feelings, identifying the key issues that can unravel even the tightest bonds, and has even identified the four top relationship busters:
Loss of intimacy
The quest for validation
The perfection impulse
The fading of attraction
"Libido is like a muscle -- use it or lose it! That means you have to make a habit of lovemaking. The more you do it -- the more you'll feel like doing it," says Jennifer Oikle, PhD, a psychologist who specializes in relationship coaching. So, ladies, you heard the doctor, go out and get some "exercise."
What motivates men?
According to Dr. Cheryl McClary PhD, JD, a women's health professor and the author of The Commitment Chronicles -- The Power of Staying Together, men are not motivated by simply wanting to have a better relationship. Instead, men are motivated by:
"In a way, men sometimes are like cute pet puppies. A man would much rather roll around in the mud or dig holes in the yard than spend time making his relationship better," Dr. McClary says.
How to improvE your relationship:
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