In most marriages, communication is key to success. If different communication styles aren't respected, things can get ugly.
Here's some research worth talking about.
A brand new study published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin proves that husbands and wives express love differently on a day to day basis. Contrary to popular belief, men may use more creative approaches than women when it comes to ensuring marital bliss.
Researchers looked at data from 168 married couples over four different time periods over the course of 13 years. They found that both genders were equally likely to share love through affection and warm, intimate behaviors.
Women tended to express love through compliments, tender kisses and by being less antagonistic and less negative. In other words, holding their tongues.
Men, on the other hand, showed their love in physical ways such as by initiating sex, sharing leisure activities and sometimes even offering to do housework together.
The researchers concluded that more than likely, the behaviors that men and women used to show love, though different, are mutually reinforcing.