Men Withdraw & Women Criticize
When the spirit of a wife deflates, in most cases she feels unloved. When the spirit of a husband deflates, most often he feels disrespected.
Though we all need love and respect equally, the felt need between men and women differs as pink differs from blue.
In a survey we conducted, we asked 7,000 people this question:
“When in a conflict with your spouse, do you feel unloved at that moment or disrespected?” During conflict, 83% of the husbands said they felt disrespected, whereas 72% of the wives reported that they felt unloved.
Neither is wrong, just different.
So, what is a couple to do?