Dr. Emerson Eggerichs in his book “Love and Respect” really hit the nail on the head. According to him, men and women desire different things from a relationship and when the desire is not fulfilled, each party lashes out at the other as a way of expressing dissatisfaction.
Dr. Eggerichs explains that while women want to be loved by their husbands, men want to be respected by their wives, in fact, men crave respect more than they want love.
The principles in the book are really simple but easily overlooked by couples. The book is a must-read for all couples desiring healthier and more fulfilling marriages.