Berit Brogaard is a single philosophy and psychology professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. But what she admired most about her prior spouse was that he was quick to apologize when he was plainly at fault. "When warranted, a simple apology conveys a profound type of regard for the other person," she explains. "It shows an awareness of how others feel, which cannot be underestimated in its effect on women."
Apology not only makes others feel better but also reflects an understanding of one's own behavior. This is why it's such a powerful tool for any relationship to thrive. Whether you're talking about your partner or friend, an apology shows that you are aware of the harm you have caused and demonstrate a desire to make amends.
Women find this kind of behavior extremely attractive in a man. After all, who wants a guy who isn't willing to admit his mistakes? Who won't take responsibility for his actions? Women want men who are honest and trustworthy. And since apologies show that you are both aware of your missteps and willing to work towards fixing them, they know this is a man who can understand their feelings and respect their point of view.
The next time you mess up, say sorry first and see what happens. You might be pleasantly surprised by what turns up.
When she was unhappy, the lady he chose to be with did not bite her tongue. Instead, she was able to communicate with him as an adult. She would tell him what was on her mind, and she would let him know that if her wants weren't met, she had no difficulty leaving the scenario. This is not the case for you or I. We would most likely take our anger out on him instead.
Men prefer women who are quiet because it makes them feel important. The more a woman treats him like a king, the more likely he is to treat her like one too.
Sometimes men choose other women because they want to see how far they can push your buttons. If she can get under your skin without you punching her in the face, then she has succeeded in making a good choice.
Some men prefer women who are easy to get because that's all they think you should be willing to give them. If you cannot handle them breaking your heart twice then they are not worth having in the first place.
Finally, some men prefer women who are quiet because it makes them feel important.
"Belief, love, resourcefulness, and kindness... Didn't I say something about love? Wife material is easy to spot; simply ask yourself if you'd want that chick fighting sharks beside you. And she loves you for who you are, not what you look like, what you do, or who you know... you. She likes you for yourself." - Jade Mathews
A woman who is good marriage material wants what's best for you and your family. She is loyal, loving, and honest. She has good values and is responsible. Above all, she gives you confidence. She makes you feel special and gives you reason to hope for the future.
Here are some more traits that show a woman is good marriage material:
She knows how to take care of herself physically, mentally, and emotionally.
She can make you laugh.
She is trustworthy.
She is beautiful inside and out.
She accepts you for who you are and doesn't try to change you.
She understands you better than anyone else does.
She cares about your feelings before her own.
She encourages your interests and supports your goals.
She isn't afraid to tell you when she thinks you're being dumb/idiotic/insane.
That was how I felt for a few years before spending the last 18 months of my marriage sleeping in the guest room until she eventually left for good. I'm a good man, and most people appear to like me, so I always assumed and acted as though she was the one with the problem.
It wasn't until I saw a psychologist for myself that I realized what she was going through and why she was never satisfied. It's not that she wasn't giving me enough attention or that I wasn't doing something right; she just wanted more. She wanted to be completely satisfied. That's an important thing for any husband or boyfriend to know: your partner is not being selfish; they're just looking for fulfillment in their life.
The psychologist also had some interesting things to say about happiness. He said that while money can buy you convenience and peace of mind, only living in the moment can make you truly happy. You have to appreciate every moment of joy and beauty that comes your way if you want to keep finding new ways to make yourself smile.
He also mentioned that there are two types of people in the world: those who follow their dreams and those who don't. If you think you might have what it takes to be an entrepreneur, go ahead and give it a try. The more you live your dream, the more rewarding it will become.