I work with couples all day long. And the main complaint from both the men and women is that they don’t feel loved or valued in the relationship by the other.
But we really need to start looking at this problem from a different perspective. Why is it someone else’s responsibility to make you feel like a man or woman ? Why is it their responsibility to make you happy and feel valued?
Shouldn’t you already be feeling these things prior to entering a relationship? The other person should add to what you already know and have for yourself.
The conclusion for both partners is, love you first so that your own cup is full. Any extra love that you have flowing over is eventually going to spill on to your partner.