1 Before I can explore the negative causal factors, we must first understand what defines a good spousal relationship. D., the author of the internationally best selling book, , and web author of the Marriage Builder, the basis of a good marital relationship is the importance of emotional needs. Harley breaks down the emotional needs into these 10 factors: Affection, Sexual Fulfillment, Conversation, Recreational Companionship, Honesty and Openness, An Attractive Spouse, Financial Support, Domestic Support, Family Commitment, and Admiration.
For this, I will refer to the Marriage Builder website. Meeting these important emotional needs is only half of the story, however.
47.5%; however, the growth rate of women on the Internet has been steadily rising while men use of the Internet has been declining since 1995 (Headcount, Online).
According to GVU, nearly 38% of women on the Internet are married (GVUs WWW User Surveys, Online).
Furthermore, AOL is still growing -- at the rate of a million a month!
Each couple should first determine five of the ten emotional needs and prioritize them in order of importance to them and then work toward meeting them.An Attractive Spouse refers to the physical appearance. Based on the couples that he has met, for many, the need for attractive spouses continue throughout the marriage. Choice of clothing, hair style, makeup, and personal hygiene are other factors that make a person attractive.Some individuals consider finding your partner physically attractive to be a temporary stage, which is only important in the beginning of a relationship; as the couples get to know each other better, physical attractiveness should then take a back seat to deeper and more intimate needs. Of course, attractiveness is in the eyes of the beholder, so you are the judge of attractiveness.Both are highly motivated to discover each others likes and dislikes, personal background, interests, and goals.However, after marriage, many women find that the men they married no longer wanted to spend hours conversing with them.