There are countless ways to treat woman well and show them respect (and frankly, you should be trying to master all of them!) but, short of achieving that daunting task, here are three sure fire ways to keep your gal happy for many months (and years) to come.

Show Admiration and Affection

As a relationship progresses, men and women tend to forget all of the things that made them fall in love with each other in the first place. The way he always opened the door, the way she always kissed him goodnight, or how they never got off the phone without saying “I love you.” Men often don’t notice these moments are missing until days,  or sometimes months or years, have passed. Women tend to notice earlier but chalk it up to just being something that happens to all couples.

It’s important to not let these things be forgotten. You should tell her often how much you love her, how much you appreciate all the things she does for you, and how much she means to you.

Communicate Effectively and Honestly

Early in relationships, couples are open and honest, because they don’t yet know how their partner will react. Once it’s established which topics and concerns will cause turmoil, those issues are bottled up or swept under the rug. No one wants to fight so, couples avoid the things that will trigger a fight. This often causes more harm than good down the road.

It’s easy to keep things bottled up, but if you don’t voice your concerns (and allow her to voice hers) issues will bubble up to the surface or one day, there might just be a massive explosion and the relationship will self-destruct.

Accept Her Feelings and Beliefs

No matter how comparable you might be, no two people will see eye-to-eye 100% of the time. But after all, it’s our differences that make us individuals. You’re not going to agree with her all the time. It is possible that you’ll disagree and think her opinion on the house, or the kids, or where to go on vacation is ridiculous, but she is entitled to her feelings and opinions. To show her respect, you must accept those feelings and beliefs no matter how they differ from your own, and come to a mutual agreement. If you dismiss her feelings, you’re showing her disrespect. Things will only get worse.

The final element, which should be common knowledge, is true for women you date, women you’re friends with, family, co-workers, and quite simply any other human being who crosses your path. The age old wisdom is always true –  treat others as you wish to be treated. It’s simple to say, but a little more difficult in practice. Show the next girl you date as much respect as you feel you deserve in return.

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