Here’s the Best Way to Tell Your Man You Appreciate Him (Besides Sex!)

Here’s the Best Way to Tell Your Man You Appreciate Him (Besides Sex!) January 2, 2019

Every day, our men wake up and head out to “conquer” the world. Or, rather, the worlds of work, finances, home, school, kids’ activities, sports… We think we understand that, right?

Turns out, we don’t. Not quite. Because in his mind, it isn’t about “juggling” everything. Instead, every one of those spheres have a very, very specific set of expectations of him. Expectations that he is desperately trying to meet. And at a deep level, he doubts that he is adequate to the task.

You see, a man may look confident on the outside, but on the inside, he is constantly asking himself, “Do I measure up?” Do I measure up as a provider and protector? As the husband my wife needs? As a dad? I want to be a great dad… but am I? Every day he is pouring out his effort… and wondering whether the most important person in his life thinks he has hit the mark.

So how can you invest in him in return? How can you show him that he is a great husband or father? Believe it or not, one of the most powerful ways to show your husband how you feel about him, is by looking for daily opportunities to say two little words: “thank you.”


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  • clanhamilton

    I never see articles on how men can support their women through THEIR emotional work. It is always, how women can take up emotional work for men. You are writing to the wrong audience. It is women who do the emotional work, bulk of child rearing, bulk of housework AND work a full time job.
    Why do you encourage more emotional work from women?
    Challenge men to work through their own emotions.