Re: He never compliments me
My husband did exactly the same thing, was full of compliments during our "courting" stage, never missed an opportunity to same something nice to me.
Fast forward to being married & then I get nothing from him.
I asked him why he stopped with the compliments, his answer?
"Because I've already 'got you', I don't need to keep up the compliments."
That was when I let him know that the secret wasn't getting the girl, the secret was keeping the girl & if he wanted to keep me, then the courting couldn't stop.
As I told him this I could see the light bulb going on, it was actually kind of funny to watch.
Since then we both do our best to continue to "date" one another & avoid taking the other for granted.
We both compliment each other, do things that we know the other likes, from picking up ice cream or beer, to letting the other have some "me" time when they need to recharge their batteries, to evening back rubs.
We make each other our prioritiy, his needs are my needs & vice versa because we are equal partners in our marriage.
I like to think of it as a balancing act, that us being able to have our needs met is vital to the health of our relationship.
Last edited by Phenix70; 07-12-2012 at 05:26 PM.