When we partner up, we bring our unique personalities, qualities and preferences to the relationship. This includes everything from our food choices, hobbies, interests, movie selections and bedtime routines.
With every new relationship, there are issues to navigate. A common one women mention is their partner is not as affectionate as they would like.
Operating under the idea that men are not mind readers is important here. As women, we can’t expect that men are aware of our personal needs, desires, wants and preferences.
Instead, relationships are most successful when you are willing to assertively and authentically verbalize your expectations and give your partner the opportunity to get to know this part of you.
Click here to read my full article on what to do when he’s not affectionate enough (and how to get on the same page about affection), written for DatingAdvice.com, a leading online resource for dating and relationships, offering guidance by dating experts, how-to articles, reviews of the best dating sites and more.
Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC
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