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How Can I Make My Wife Understand What I Need From Her?
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You love your wife very much and want to do whatever it takes to make your marriage to work. But there are things you NEED too. Your wife seems to have changed since you got married and things that were once taken care of just aren't a priority for her lately. You're trying to be understanding and even pick up some of the slack but you really feel like the more you try to help out and understand the less interested she is in meeting you halfway. What can you do to let her know that you're on her side and committed to making your marriage work but need your needs met too? How can you make your wife understand what you need from her?

Men often have a hard time admitting that they too have needs in a marriage. For most men, the needs are simple. Food, friendship, a few stress-free moments at the end of a long work day, and a little fun and companionship as often as possible from the woman they love most in the world are among the basics. But there are some things you can do that will help ensure that your needs as well as the needs of your wife are being met in your marriage.

Here's where you need to begin if you really want to make your wife understand your needs. Start by telling her what your needs are. It's short, sweet, and to the point. Of course, getting the results you want is all about the approach. You want this to be a positive experience for both of you. With that in mind, it's important to go out of your way to acknowledge what she's doing right for you and your marriage. Then you can point out your needs that aren't being met in a way that doesn't sound critical. At least, that's the way to go if you want to save your marriage.

Choose your words carefully to make sure that you're building your wife up and not tearing her down. It's perfect acceptable to make sure your needs are getting met in your marriage. Marriages are about two people and you both have needs. Getting the conversation started and really communicating what your needs are is a great place to begin.

Be prepared though it may also open the floodgates for her to voice her needs that are not being met too. If you haven't been doing a good job of communicating together in the past this could be the beginning of a new trend of open and honest communication in your marriage. It certainly can't hurt and learning these skills can help you not only save your marriage from the very brink of divorce but also get your ex back if you waited a little too late.


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