Love and sex How to make a man happy in a relationship

Compliment him on his achievements and his looks too, because all men like to have their egos stroked

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Contrary to popular belief, men need more than a good meal, a beer, and a good time between the sheets to keep them happy. A man also needs companionship, support and, of course, love, to be happy in a relationship. Your behaviour around him, the things you say and the little gestures of affection that you make can make all the difference to your man’s happiness, so read these ten simple ways how you can make your man happy.

1. Gain his trust and give him honesty

What a man values most in a relationship is trust and honesty. Men don’t open their heart and bear their souls too readily and when they do, they don’t want to be hurt. The most successful relationships are based upon trust, and a man wants to know that he can trust his partner enough that he can confide in her and rely on her.

2. Encourage, support and motivate him in his endeavours

Another tip on how to make a man happy in a relationship is to support him in his endeavours. He wants to hear your opinion and a good man will be open to your ideas, but he wants you to encourage him to succeed and to congratulate him when he wins. You are the person that can bring out the best in your man, and will do it, because he wants to please you.

3. Don’t forget how to have fun

When a relationship matures, a man doesn’t want his partner to lose sight of the importance of having fun. Settling down and building a home together is important stuff, but he’ll love you even more if you don’t lose all of that childish sense of fun that you used to have.

4. Give him some space sometimes

Men do need their space from time to time, so he will really appreciate you giving him his. He will need his little hidey-hole, or man cave, to disappear into for a few hours sometimes, so let him know that it’s ok for him to do this, because it is important to him.

5. Never make him look small

Men also need to feel like men, and he will hate it if you put him down, or shout at him in public. They have this ‘masculine pride’ thing going on and, if you cross the line on that one, you could be heading for trouble.

6. Take the lead in bed

Next tip on how to make a man happy in a relationship is: don’t be shy about experimenting in bed, because your man probably will be. Despite all their bravado, many men are quite backward about coming forward with new ideas in this area, so take the initiative and he will love you all the more for it.

7. Be there for him when he’s down

Don’t kick a man when he’s down, give him the understanding and the support that he needs, and he will soon be happy again. If he’s made a mistake, then now may not be the time to criticise and rub salt into the wound. Let him heal first, and then you discuss where things may have gone wrong.

8. Ask for his help and advice

Men just love it when you ask for help or advice. Whether it be helping to undo a bottle or advice on things you do, he will always be there to offer you his strength and his wisdom. Give him the chance to be your knight in shining armour and he will be so happy that he could come to your rescue.

9. Stand by your man

How to make a man happy in a relationship? Always be in your man’s corner and step in to support him, whenever there is any dispute with other people. He will think you are wonderful for fighting for his cause and he will love that he has someone who loves him enough to stand up for him.

10. Shower him with compliments

Make him bristle with pride and tell him how proud of him you are. Compliment him on his achievements and his looks too, because all men like to have their egos stroked. He will be happy that you notice these things about him and pleased that you care enough to tell him.


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