Dr. Stephen E. Lamb (Marriage, Family Therapist, author, and researcher) gave an amazing lecture on marriage. He referenced these lists (based off research from Dr. Harley's book "His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage) of the top 5 marital needs of Men and Women, which I thought were very interesting. Ask your husband if any of these matter to him - I bet you would have an interesting conversation.
Women’s Expectations/Needs in Marriage:
- Trust & fidelity
- Financial security
- Family commitment
Men’s Expectations/Needs in Marriage:
- Sexual Fulfillment
- Recreational companionship
- Attractive wife
- Domestic support
- Praise and admiration (appreciation)
SEE THIS POST to read a bit more about these...