So much has been made of opposites attracting each other. The idea is that they complement each other. So when one is assertive, the other one’s shyness makes for a happy relationship because two assertive people will conflict much more so than a couple in which there is only one assertive person.
The male ego is fragile. How fragile? He needs a woman’s respect and admiration. He needs to know that she think highly of him.
While it’s important for guys to realize what our needs are, we should also be aware of what they need from us.
How often have you heard the phrase, “Those two are so alike!” How do partners begin to resemble each other?
Just like affection is the fuel for the physical side of a relationship for a woman, so honesty and openness is the fuel for the mental side.
There is a powerful scene in the movie The Bridges of Madison County in which Robert Kincaid, world-traveling photographer for National Geographic, meets Francesca Johnson, an Iowan housewife, while he is in town on a photographic assignment and her husband and two children are away for several days.
Affection is one of those basic needs of a woman that require both quantity and quality.
Is love strictly chemistry or more than just chemistry?
If there is anything you would want a man to give you more of, it would be affection. It is even more valuable than money because you can always make money by the boatload, but affection only comes when he puts the time and effort into it.
Finding your soulmate is the search of a lifetime and countless books, seminars and support groups can attest to that. But there is at least one common denominator to them all: communication.