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A lot of guys aren’t getting relationship advice from guys. They’re getting it from women. And while that isn’t a bad thing, it’s equally important for guys to hear other guys talk about what has worked and about what doesn’t. As it turns out, there are a lot of people who desire their own version of a relationship without the input or considerations of the person they’re involved with. That presents a myriad of problems. Past social standards led some men to believe that muscles and money were the common core principles for a happy, healthy relationship; one in which both he and his woman gushed over each other. Though some existed this way, troubled bubbled beneath the surface and it’s evident by conversations taking place today. Charles some personal accounts and some resources for rethinking what we all thought would make men better husbands and boyfriends. When you walk in the door at night, take a moment to remind yourself that you are not at work anymore. Let go of the day’s distractions, or at the very least, make a conscious decision to put them off until later. A new study published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology has found that phone snubbing, or phubbing, actually facilitates relationship dissatisfaction on an almost-subconscious level by creating emotional distance between romantic partners. Emotional Labor: Constant management of their entire families’ needs takes a toll on women and especially wives and mothers, who often grow exhausted and resentful if their partners ignore the invisible burden. If a husband finds himself asking his beleaguered wife “what can I do to help?” chances are the question came too late. Go to your local library or bookstore and pick up “More Love Less Conflict: A Communication Playbook for Couples” by Jonathan Robinson Research shows that the happiest couples with the most sustainable marriages are the ones who actively cultivate them all the time and prioritize them as opposed to waiting around for them to happen. Check out “The Flirting Bible” to learn new ways to connect to your partner.
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