Talk with your partner and ask what specifically helps them feel the most loved so you can avoid these unintentional standoffs.
From a very young age, men are taught to avoid appearing weak at all costs.
Author has written brilliantly on the masculine and feminine divide between independence and intimacy (masculine being primarily drawn towards independence and the feminine toward intimacy).
Men are often reluctant to talk about their needs in intimate relationships.Let’s put an end to the needless fighting due to miscommunication, the unnecessary sex-less nights, and the verbal shut-downs.Read through these tips and I promise you’ll never see your relationship through the same lens again.But rest assured, suffocating a man (either by failing to allow him free time or with overly jealous behaviour) is the fastest way to end a relationship. We need time for our hobbies, time with our friends, and time to toil away on our projects to feel fulfilled. A man will be that much happier for you to receive him when he returns, knowing that you trust both him and the strength of your bond enough to let him have his space.Traditionally, when women (or the feminine associated partner) needed to solve a problem, they would go further into the tribe – connecting with close friends and family and discussing their issues. Men need frequent non-sexual touch as well as a sense of sexual access.He will remove himself somewhat from the relationship.In this instance, both partners lose- he goes on silently suffering and believing that he is flawed in his imperfection, and she is held at arm’s length emotionally.Allow me to explain…Often, a man will initiate sex just to make sure that you are still sexually available to him.So, to my man-loving readers out there, if he reaches across the bed for you, even showing the willingness to embrace him, to kiss him deeply, and to romantically engage him could be enough to make him feel loved (not that the follow through isn’t enjoyable).He needs to make sure that when he first cries in front of you, you won’t be repelled or handle it poorly.If you push him away or are unable to be nurturing when he needs it the most, he will no longer trust you with his emotions.