This was originally published by GalTime, our female friends who shed some light on the other sex.
The biggest challenge with romantic relationships is having excellent communication. It’s also the single most powerful thing you can do to maintain a great long-term relationship. Sadly, men and women tend to have very different styles of expressing themselves.
Unfortunately, men get the short end of the stick. Women aren’t usually as straightforward as men when it comes to communicating. Many of us grew up believing that if a man really loved us, they would “just know” how to please us. I know that not only is that untrue, it’s also really unfair to men. But the fact remains that it’s one of the unrealistic expectations little girls are fed in their formative years. If you want to read more about unrealistic expectations, click here to get a preview of the first chapter of my new book, The Soulmate Myth.
I thought I’d give the men out there a little cheat sheet to help them understand us better.
No.5 Never, Ever Forget A Birthday Or Anniversary
See No. 1 for reference. In fact, see No. 2 as well. Write it down, or double check for the birthday on Facebook. Don’t even joke about forgetting either one; we won’t think it’s funny. There’s just no excuse.
No.4 When You Give A Compliment, Be Specific
I know I have nice legs, but if you tell me you love how my thigh curves “like that,” it’s a real turn-on. Also, you should know that you can never give too many compliments, as long as they’re sincere. Really. Even the most confident women I know don’t get sick of being complimented.