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Friday, September 24, 2010

How to Make Your Man Appreciate You

(The following is an excerpt from an article on

When we've been in a relationship for some time it's easy to start taking each other for granted. This happens often with couples and sometimes it's the woman who just doesn't feel that her man values her enough. If you are beginning to feel this way you know it's not good. You can grow to resent your man which just leads to even more relationship problems. There are things you can do to make your man appreciate you more than he does now.

One reason why men start to take the woman in their lives for granted is her availability. If you've made it clear, through both words and actions, to your man that you'll always be no farther than a phone call away from him, he's going to start treating you like he would an old shoe. He won't pay you nearly as much attention as he once did because he knows you aren't going anywhere. If you want to make your man appreciate you more, you need to show him that you aren't old faithful. The best way to do this is to start being less available. Make plans that don't include him and don't go into elaborate explanations for why you can't spend time with him.

You can also make your man appreciate you more by doing less for him. As women we sometimes take our natural caretaker role too far. It may feel wonderful to do everything you can for the man in your life, but there will be a point where he'll start to expect it and not appreciate it. If you want to reignite his respect for you, you need to stop doing as much as you have been. If you are always the one cooking dinner, don't do it every night. If you've taken care of his laundry for him, tell him he needs to do it himself. If you two live together a great way to do less for him is to simply go away for a week or so. Let him fend for himself. By the time you return he'll fully understand how much you really do mean to him.

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