12 things every woman expects from a man to keep her happy

12 things every woman expects from a man to keep her happy

This step to change for the better would help you be understanding and supportive in the long-run. Putting in efforts mutually to be a better person would foster a healthy dynamic

Be it any relationship, it needs hard work, efforts, and open communication to ensure that it works smoothly. With these things comes expectations of the people involved in it which if not fulfilled then can make your partner dissatisfied with the relationship. With fulfilling expectations comes this much-heard stereotype that understanding women are impossible or men can never know what women want.

If your partner's expectations are not met in the relationship then, it would make her dissatisfied in the relationship (Pexels)
If your partner's expectations are not met in the relationship then, it would make her dissatisfied in the relationship (Pexels)

While it is unfair to generalize every female under this category, especially when a relationship isn't working. Relationships revolve around the connection between two people's heart and mind, which then is translated into reality.

The female gender has an enigma and a “hard to understand” label (Pexels)
The female gender has an enigma and a “hard to understand” label (Pexels)

Having said that, there are no universal rules that work for men and women, but small gestures sure works in bringing back the spark. These small and significant things will help you understand your partner better and will help you make the relationship sail smoothly.

Can be considered as a guide, which could help in establishing a successful and healthy relationship (Pexels)
Can be considered as a guide, which could help in establishing a successful and healthy relationship (Pexels)

1. An innate closeness

Striking a balance between the physical and emotional side can help show your intentions in the relationship (Pexels)
Striking a balance between the physical and emotional side can help show your intentions in the relationship (Pexels)

Intimacy is a relative topic, which has a different meaning from relationship to relationship. It can be physical or emotional based on the nature of your relationship. Well, striking a good balance between the physical and emotional side can help show your intentions in the relationship. In addition to striking a balance to the relationship, it would make your partner feel supported and understood.

2. Signs of certainty

Certainty is synonymous with stability in a woman’s head since there is no stability without certainty (Pexels)
Certainty is synonymous with stability in a woman’s head since there is no stability without certainty (Pexels)

There are men who are just in a relationship for physical intimacy and make false commitments and making your intentions clear by your action would help your partner to see your true self. Making your intentions and your expectations clear before getting into the relationship would help the two of you be on the same page and avoid future conflicts. Certainty is synonymous with stability in a woman’s head since there is no stability without certainty.

3. Courage to take action

There should be a synchronization between a man’s words and action (Pexels)
There should be a synchronization between a man’s words and action (Pexels)

This stems from the notion that the man should make the first move in the relationship. It is convenient to resist taking action because of the fear of failure or rejection and the will to act fades away at the moment. Well, there should be a synchronization between a man’s words and action. If their words and actions are not met then, it would lead to confusion. Consequently, the confusion would lead to doubt and eventually hamper the trust in the relationship.

4. Continuous communication

Effective communication is a way to establish a cordial equation (Pexels)
Effective communication is a way to establish a cordial equation (Pexels)

There is a prevalent stereotype, which states that women in a relationship always want to be in constant touch with their male counterpart. But, the importance of communication is not understood. Effective communication is a way to establish a cordial equation in the relationship, which would help the two of you reach a middle ground on various aspects of the relationship. If not communicated well then, it would create chaos and tension in the relationship.

5. Patience to understand

Women need a man who could have the patience to help them through their clouds of thoughts and understand their indecisiveness (Pexels)
Women need a man who could have the patience to help them through their clouds of thoughts and understand their indecisiveness (Pexels)

Women can be complex and confusing to understand. There would be times when they would be hard to express their emotions and in moments if they are upset. They need a man who could have the patience to help them through their clouds of thoughts and understand their indecisiveness. Women can link their past experiences to their present, which might impair their decision-making skills. You need to help her see right from wrong and make the correct decision by being patient with her.

6. A sense of control


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Taking control of a relationship is different from being dominating in a relationship. But, taking control is understanding your partner's indecisiveness or imperfections and take the pedals of the relationship. There are situations when women are unable to make decisions and their senses escape them. In these situations, you need to sit her down and help her make a rational decision. Also, you need to be the pillar to help her make the right decision even if the consequences are not pleasant.

7. Clarity of thought

Being affirmative about something should translate into clarity, which should be evident in your behavior (Pexels)
Being affirmative about something should translate into clarity, which should be evident in your behavior (Pexels)

Being affirmative about something should translate into clarity, which should be evident in your behavior. If your mind is clear about something or someone then, your actions should represent the clarity. Similarly, you need to have a clarity of thought about your female counterpart and make it a point to show your intentions. If you are certain in your mind or clear then, your instincts will guide your actions to show the same. So, clearing your head through the cloud of thoughts would help you and your partner to set realistic expectations from the relationship.

8. Gentleness of touch

Being gentle with a woman is not a sign of weakness, but it helps differentiates between a man from a boy (Pexels)
Being gentle with a woman is not a sign of weakness, but it helps differentiates between a man from a boy (Pexels)

Often, men are accustomed to being brutish and impulsive, but it is necessary to be gentle as well. Being gentle with a woman is not a sign of weakness, but it helps differentiates between a man from a boy. This is a silent strength that a man can have, which can only be harnessed if you resist the urge to react in a brash manner in situations. Being gentle with your partner can also be a mark of a healthy relationship since it shows that you accept your partner for themselves.

9. Mutual respect

You need to respect your partner's opinion, boundaries, and preferences (Pixabay)
You need to respect your partner's opinion, boundaries, and preferences (Pixabay)

Your partner would have boundaries in a relationship, which would make her uncomfortable if encroached upon. Well, in a relationship respect goes ahead of its literal definitions. You need to respect your partner's opinion, boundaries, and preferences, trying to change it or persuading them to step out of their comfort zone would be disrespectful. A relationship is not about pushing her limits to a tipping point, rather it is about respecting each other’s personal space and individualistic identity.

10. A deeper understanding

A deeper understanding would help you to look at things from point of view (Pexels)
A deeper understanding would help you to look at things from point of view (Pexels)

An understanding of a relationship can be established through communication and respect. Effective communication in a relationship would help you to truly understand her motives behind her words and actions. Also, having a deeper understanding would help you avoid unnecessary arguments and lead the two of you to have a healthy dialogue. It would help you to look at things from point of view, which would show her that you are open to understanding that would strengthen the connection.

11. Freedom to be

You need to accept your partner for who she is and just allowing her to be herself (Pexels)
You need to accept your partner for who she is and just allowing her to be herself (Pexels)

In many relationships, the man tries to change their partner to match the man’s expectation of an ideal partner. Well, this would spark feelings of resentment in her and eventually drive her away. You need to accept your partner for who she is and just allowing her to be herself. You need to understand the fact that there are things beyond your control and accepting them for their true nature would be the best thing to do.

12. Pattern of consistency


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Being predictable is as important as spontaneity in a relationship, which sets the root for consistency. In a relationship being predictable can be a sign of loyalty and make you a reliable partner. This would also show that you are a man of your word and follow through with what you say you would do. Also, consistency is not giving up and constantly grabbing onto walls when things get rough, which would show what the relationship means to you. This is a long-term establishing factor of a relationship.

These are non-physical qualities that a woman looks for in a man. Not everyone is born with these qualities and one can adapt these qualities and practice them over the course of time. 

Additionally, your efforts would be evident which will make your woman see you in a new light. in that would highlight your intentions for the relationship. This step to change for the better would help you be understanding and supportive in the long-run. Putting in efforts mutually to be a better person would foster a healthy and long-term relationship.

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