Relationships are not one-man shows. There should always be effort from both sides, as both parties have needs — love, care, time, concern and the list goes on. Usually however, there's one question on most men's mind in a relationship; what do women really need?
If you feel you're in a shakey situation with your partner, maybe it's about time to make adjustments. Here are the top 10 answers to that question, which will hopefully guide you along the way.

1. Respect

Women should be respected like everyone else. You can show this through your words, actions and thoughts. Respect her decisions, her boundaries, her views and feelings. Your respect will go a long way in keeping your relationship happy and strong.

2. Time

Time is important in a relationship. No matter how busy you are, if you prioritize your relationship, you will always make time for it. You need to keep the fire burning, and you can do that by spending time with each other.

3. Stability

Part of being a woman is bearing and raising children. This is why some women seek for men who can provide food on the table. They don't want someone who is happy-go-lucky, who is here today and gone the next day. They want someone who will commit to having a family, and responsibly play the role of a husband and a father.

4. Patience

Women sometimes stretch your patience, they can be emotional and difficult to deal with. However, both sides have imperfections and if you show your partner patience and tolerance, she will definitely repay you with love and a happy family. It may be hard, but through time you will be able to master this skill. Thus, helping you focus more on the things that really matters.

5. A Compassionate Ear

When we are down, we need someone to talk to and listen to our feelings. Women need that too. Sometimes we find it hard to spend time to listen to problems of other people. Listening, however, shows care and concern. You do not have to absorb everything though. Just your mere presence can already help relieve anxiety and stress.

6. Appreciation

Just because you are the man, doesn’t mean you are the only one who is putting all the effort on the relationship. Your woman deserves to be appreciated too, as this shows how important she is to you. Make sure to notice her efforts through simple gestures of appreciation such as gifts and roses.

7. Trust

If you two decide to stay in the relationship it is important to have a good foundation of trust with each other. A woman will hesitate to stay with someone who does not trust her and find her words unreliable.

8. Be Humble

Humility is important in every relationship. Being able to accept your weaknesses and flaws only shows that you are human. There will also be times that you will have to sacrifice your needs to help her and support her dreams. This shows how especial she is, and that her achievements are non-different from yours too.

9. Protection

Even if you are not yet in a relationship, men are typically supposed to protect women, though most women nowadays are very independent and they can survive alone without anyone supporting them. However, most of us still want to feel secure with their partner, whether it is walking on the streets or sleeping on the apartment. A man should never be abusive of her partner or any woman, for that matter.

10. Love

There is no genuine relationship without love. Attraction or compatibility is nothing without the ultimate ingredient, which is unconditional and unwavering love. Relationships can be intense in its early stages, but when the honeymoon phase is over, that is the time that you can truly test your love for your woman. Despite of her imperfections you should still show her love and stay with her through the good times and bad.

Those things on the list are easy to achieve for the person who is willing. If you truly love your partner, it does not matter how “hard” things are. You will make a way to achieve them. Women can be difficult at times, but they are worth keeping.

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