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Sex Is a Physical Need. One of the biggest differences between you and your husband is the fact that he experiences sex as a legitimate physical need.

Sex Is a Physical Need

Just as your body tells you when you're hungry, thirsty, or tired, your husband's body tells him when he needs a sexual release. Your husband's sexual desire is impacted by what's around him but is determined by biological factors, specifically the presence of testosterone in his body. Immediately after sexual release, men are physically satisfied. But as their sexual clock ticks on, sexual thoughts become more prevalent, and they are more easily aroused. The physical need for sexual release intensifies as sperm builds in the testicles. Understanding Your Husband's Sexual Needs. Author Robert Byrne once quipped, "Anyone who believes that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach flunked geography.

Understanding Your Husband's Sexual Needs

" This humorous statement hits home with what any adult with a brain knows: Sex is very, very important to men. Research consistently shows that between 80 and 90 percent of men view sex as the most important aspect of their marriage. When asked what one thing they would like to change in their marriages, they wish that their wives would be more interested in sex and more willing to initiate physical intimacy. Marriage experts Gary and Barbara Rosberg surveyed men about their sexual needs. The vast majority of men indicated that mutual pleasure and female initiation of sex were among their primary sexual needs. No doubt, our sexually explicit culture plays into the prominence of sex on a man's mind. David and Bathsheba. Helping families thrive with the support of friends like you. Denver & Littleton's Bentley Marriage and Family Counseling, LLC.

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Ladies, we’re going to pull the covers down on men in this article. What Men Want in a Relationship - Building Bridges by David LeClaire. Men often say they wish that relationships were easier.

What Men Want in a Relationship - Building Bridges by David LeClaire

How Important is Sex to Intimacy? Sex and intimacy How can a couple have sex with a greaterdegree of intimacy?

How Important is Sex to Intimacy?

Much sex is not intimate at all, other than the fact that the couple is doing the most physically intimate act they can do. What Does Intimacy Mean To a Man - How To Win a Man's Heart. As a man, I have my own personal gender experience to use as a reference point in answering this question, but I can’t represent the views of all men.

What Does Intimacy Mean To a Man - How To Win a Man's Heart

I also have my professional experience as a marriage and sex therapist of forty years to use as well when addressing this question. The popular attitude in our culture is that when the word intimacy is used in reference to males it is synonymous with the act of sex, but what they are really referring to is the act of intercourse. For males intercourse and intimacy are one in the same. The reason for this limited view of intimacy is rooted in the model of masculinity that has been the dominant paradigm in American culture for a very long time. The model of masculinity doesn’t allow males to be emotionally vulnerable. 10 Lessons My Divorce Taught Me About Lasting Love  I've learned a lot of lessons over the last 20 years since my divorce.

10 Lessons My Divorce Taught Me About Lasting Love 

It dawned on me recently that even though I didn't have a divorce party (just wasn't in the mood) it doesn't mean that I can't mark the 20th anniversary of my divorce in some way. So here it goes, my list of the 10 most important lessons I've learned in the last two decades: 1. The 9 tips that can save your marriage. Every Couple Should Never Forget To Do These 10 Things No Matter How Long They've Been Together. True love lasts forever, doesn’t it?

Every Couple Should Never Forget To Do These 10 Things No Matter How Long They've Been Together

Well, at least the majority of people believe so. However, it is not only the love itself that makes a relationship work for years; it is also about the people and what they do to make it work. Just being together and being in love may be enough for the first year, but then you will need to try harder. Here are some things for couples to do in every stage of their relationships. 1. My Marriage is Not a Fairy Tale. My Marriage is Not a Fairy Tale by Jackie Angel Also titled, “How you can marry the man of your dreams and still want to punch him in the face sometimes” A few years ago, as a single woman, I sat across from a young engaged couple at a Theology of the Body retreat during lunchtime.

My Marriage is Not a Fairy Tale

Curious about their “love story,” I listened for 45 minutes on how God wove everything together for them—how it took YEARS of prayers and novenas that eventually were answered in the most crazy ways. I mean, it took 45 MINUTES to tell their story. By the end I was thinking, “Oh my gosh. Feeling a bit hopeful by this couple’s story, but also a bit doubtful, my prayer to God was, “Jesus, I trust in You. Of course, my little heart would get caught up in the romantic comedies (I mean, “You’ve Got Mail” is constantly on cable) or the Disney fairy tales and wonder how my “love story” would ensue. Love Doctor’s Advice: 8 Scientifically Proven Ways to Make Your Relationship Incredible and Romantic. A weekend getaway is great … but how do you keep your relationship happy from day-to-day?

Love Doctor’s Advice: 8 Scientifically Proven Ways to Make Your Relationship Incredible and Romantic

The New Year brings a time of cleansing and refocus. And for many couples, it provides an opportunity to start anew, get centered on things, and assess how to make things work even better. If you want to improve your relationship, there are plenty of suggestions from experts that discuss trips, staycations, date night, and getting back to basics. While those things might assist, they usually only have a short-term effect; as soon as the romantic situation ends, the original challenges return. Here are some crucial and fundamental ways you can improve your relationship the moment you stop reading this article: 1. How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness. Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier? Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called experience-dependent neuroplasticity.

"It’s a fancy term to say the brain learns from our experiences," says Rick Hanson, neuropsychologist and author of the book Hardwiring Happiness. "As we understand better and better how this brain works, it gives us more power to change our mind for the better. " Hanson assures he isn't just talking new-age mumbo jumbo. "This is not just 'smell the roses,'" he says. Understanding how our brains function can help us better control them. Recognize Your Negativity Bias. 24 Real Couples Habits As Relationship Advice You Really Need Right Now.

A user on reddit posted a question on how he can improve his relationship not only did he gets lots of responses , some of them were really good , and the best part about them it was actually things that real couples do . check out some of the answers he got : 1 : Exercise together – Its a fact that couples of exercise together have a better time in bed , there is nothing like going for a great bike ride together or for a quick run before bedtime – try it , you wont regret it 2 : Make a “fight box ” – many people do this little trick , when you get married or whenever you get a chance , build or buy a wooden box with locks , then each of you should write a love letter to your partner and place it in the box and lock it, when you have your first big fight open the box and each one of you read the love letter your spouse wrote to remind you what’s it all about 24 : Just be there – sometimes you just need to be there and hold hands to say all you ever need Source : Pulptastic Comments.