The 6 Answers Couples Need to Save Your
Written by: Amy
A relationship can sometimes prove to be more
difficult that what we have imagined. Getting along with the opposite sex may have started with
the joy and excitement that a new relationship can bring, but maintaining that relationship can
be a different story. Men will behave completely different than women and learning how to manage
these differences is what makes a relationship challenging or exciting. What matters is how
these problems are handled. To help you save your relationship, here are some common problems
couples will face in a relationship, along with the right way in dealing with
Men can be distant/Women need intimacy
In a relationship men can behave in a distant way. This is typical
for them in every relationship. Men need to maintain their individuality in any relationship
regardless of how smooth it was or wasn’t going. Men will take time out for themselves for a
season. Then after some time to themselves they will come back to the relationship feeling
refreshed and able to give the intimacy and deep connection that she wants.
Women will often be blindsided by their behavior and view this as a
lack of love on his behalf. However this is not true and is normal in every man.
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To save your relationship, men need to remember than women need
intimacy and conversation to maintain a relationship, and keeping to himself for too long will only
hurt the relationship. Women have a different perception of what his individuality means to the
relationship and commonly assume the worst when men start doing things by themselves.
They aren’t at the same emotional level
Women will want their man to be emotional enough to form a connection
with them. They also want to be able to connect on the same emotional level. Men however need to be
taught to connect on an emotional level. Throughout their lives they have subconsciously had to put
on a strong display for others to see, because it’s what they were expected from other men. They
may also believe that women will only find them attractive if they keep showing this face, and
never show their emotions or be vulnerable.
Men on the other hand need to remember that women thrive on an
emotional connection. It’s the one thing that will make a man more attractive or less attractive in
her eyes and they need to take advantage of that potential looking glass.
In summary, couples need to be sensitive to each other’s emotional
They don’t do romantic things
People can want their partner to do romantic things for them every
now and then. To help them do so, be the first to do good things for them. As the saying goes, in
order to get love, you have to give it first. Rather than being critical be the first to do
romantic or good gestures for your loved one, and keep it up for a period of time. As a result,
they will often respond in kind, as no one likes letting a good gesture go
Many times people in a relationship want to do romantic gestures for
their partner, but the stress and busyness of life can get in the way. So to help any couple out,
one person can jumpstart a romantic gesture by taking care of the planning and some of the initial
details for a night out together while letting the other take care of the rest.
When asked “what do you want to do”? Don’t just respond with the
classic, “I don’t know”, or “I don’t care”. By letting each other know specifics of where you want
to go, or what you want to do, or even reserving the restaurant, you can initiate the romance and
help save your relationship.
Oftentimes people can lack ambition, but make up for in just picking
a random activity or restaurant. Don’t let your lack of ambition as a couple get in the way of
Men get distracted
Men can sometimes spend too much time with friends, TV, on the
computer, or other hobbies. Time that women want him to spend with her. Often, women will want to
just be with their man, even if they aren’t doing anything in particular. Men have trouble
understanding this. In their minds if they aren’t doing a specific activity as a couple, it means
that she doesn’t want to be near him, or that it’s ok for him to go watch TV.
To stop this kind of behavior, be specific in how you want to spend
your time with him. Tell him that you want his undistracted attention in taking you out for coffee.
Many men have trouble doing nothing and sitting still when there is no goal in mind. Using a clear
objective that you want him to achieve, it can help men to focus on the time you spend together as
To save your relationship, men need to remember that doing things
together as a couple is more important to her than it is to him. They can often neglect; how many
things are on her mind, how much she has to do, or how hectic her day was. Just being with her man
is her way of resting and connecting with him. Neglecting this time as a couple will just add more
emotional stress on her and can be viewed as growing apart as a couple.
They just want sex (no intimacy
It is often a common problem in relationships that men can want sex
without intimacy from women. This can leave women feeling used, or that they aren’t really loved.
This problem can hurt any relationship.
Women will commonly give in to their partners demands for sex and not
get the intimacy they want in a relationship. What’s a needed solution is to make a trade. By
making him give you the intimacy first, then giving him what he wants, both people are left
satisfied in the relationship and as a result the relationship becomes stronger. By giving him what
he wants without getting what she wants it is just passively damaging the relationship. In the long
run, she will just be left resenting his actions, an action that does not save your
He doesn’t listen
Getting a man to listen can sometimes be frustrating in a
relationship. Some men don’t have a great attention span and can tune their partner out when they
Women connect, and more importantly feel connected when her man just
listens. So many men don’t understand this and believe that her speaking to him is just her way of
getting answers to problems she has.
To help him to get into the habit of listening, try dispersing your
conversation in smaller parts throughout his day rather than dumping everything on him at
And to help him out, men should try to connect with her emotions and
her story progresses. As she talks about her day; understand which emotions she felt, if they
changed, what made them change, how stress she is now.
Another tip to save your relationship is in trading his listening and
attention for sex. Many women may not like this idea, but this shouldn’t be thought of as sex and
listening, but as two different forms of intimacy. Both are meant for a relationship to grow
stronger, and both are tools for developing intimacy.
All relationships will have their rough patches
that come with getting along with the opposite sex. What’s needed for relationships to grow
stronger is to learn from others who have experience with the fights and problems that occur in
them. By learning more about the opposite sex, along with some insights from others, any
relationship can be made beautiful and lasting.
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