Who knows your spouse better than you? The quick answer, no one. Having a committed and intimate relationship with someone means we should absolutely know them beneath the surface. Being familiar with your spouse’s likes and dislikes as well as what brings them joy and causes pain should always be on your radar.
The reasons most relationships fail is because either one or both partners chose not to make the other’s needs a priority. It’s so easy to be selfish in a relationship and to do things that benefit our own personal desires. The challenge comes when we sacrifice our wants for those of our spouse. In order to make those sacrifices and supply our partner with what they need, we have to be aware of what those needs include.
All of us crave something. A craving, defined as a great or eager desire or yearning, varies from person to person. While I crave my husband’s attention, support and protection, my husband craves respect, attentiveness and affection from me. It would be difficult to fulfill those requests if we failed to pay attention to one another.
If you have ever wondered what is really required to make a relationship work, it is making sure your spouse isn’t craving anything you aren’t providing.
Yes, love, trust and commitment are key ingredients to be happy in love and all goes without saying. However, there are a few unspoken rules couples forget to adhere to when it comes to their partners. Knowing what your spouse is craving is one of them.
People, in general, are quite resourceful and will surely find ways to ensure their needs are met. This fact is one all couples should consider when it comes to taking great care of the relationship. Our responsibility, as a spouse, is to observe and oblige. Asking ourselves questions to help us better understand our spouse is imperative.
Does my spouse crave attention, physical touch, intimacy, communication, stimulation, home-cooked meals, etc. and am I feeding those cravings? If you find yourself falling short, it’s never too late to step your game up as a spouse. How can we know what our spouse desires and not be willing to give?
Again, meeting our spouse’s needs has to become a priority for every couple. Even when what they’re craving makes no sense to us, we are still expected to fulfill those needs. Remember, when we don’t feed those cravings, we leave our spouse searching for it elsewhere.
BMWK, What does your spouse crave and how are you feeding that craving?