Women: Three phrases to never say to your husband

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Ladies, if there were a reality TV show like “What NOT to Wear,” but for relationships, these three things would be at the top of the list for “What NOT to say to your man.” Now, don’t get me wrong; I’ve actually said all these things at one point! You’ve probably said them, too. And you probably also saw the same thing I did: it never works out so well. Why? In research with thousands of men I learned these hurt far more than your man (or your son!) will ever let on. So let’s agree to put these on our no-no list. [Read more...]

Some hysterical memes about the differences between men and women

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People always send me memes about the differences between men and women.  Some of them are too raunchy to post, but this one was (fairly) tame and made me laugh out loud.  Mostly because A) it fits so well with my research but also B) because I see myself and Jeff in so many of [Read More...]

Men: Four phrases that make you a hero to your wife

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Guys, I know from the For Men Only research that you want to make your wife happy.  And in many ways you already do!  But if you want to hit the happiness jackpot, here are the four phrases that (in roughly 80% of cases) will put you into hero category: 1. “Here, let me do that…” [Read More...]

Is your wife asking, “Are we okay?” 4 triggers that make her feel insecure in your relationship

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1. Conflict. For most guys, conflict is just conflict; it is fairly easy to put it out of your head and focus on whatever you’re doing that day.  But for most women… not so much. In my research for For Men Only, one woman explained it this way: “A lot of desperate feelings surface when [Read More...]

Actions Don’t Always Speak Louder than Words: How Should You Affirm Your Wife?

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Dear Shaunti, I’m in hot water.  My wife is the most beautiful, amazing woman I know. (I’m sure she’d tell you otherwise, but it’s true.)  But I just don’t talk a lot, and it is hard for me to remember to say things like “You look pretty” out loud.  Last week, she had an epic [Read More...]

Tell Your Drama to Your Mama (or Your Girlfriends)

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Dear Shaunti: I’m always balancing my roles as a mom, wife and businesswoman, but I work almost entirely with men who don’t “get” how much more I have to juggle than they do—especially when there’s a problem at home. I recently had an especially stressful few days where my husband and kids were sick, I [Read More...]

Prep Time In the Bathroom Could Pay Off In the Bedroom

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Dear Shaunti: I used to really look forward to our Friday night date nights, but they’ve become a source of tension. For meetings at work, my wife is spot on time. But for our dates, she takes SO LONG getting ready you’d think she’s about to compete on “Dancing with the Stars.” I’m a pretty [Read More...]


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