In the book His needs, Her needs psychologist Willard F. Harley says a man needs the following five things from his wife:
- sexual fulfillment
- recreational companionship
- physical attractiveness
- domestic support
I agree with this. It’s not that hard to figure out.
It becomes all a lot trickier when he goes on to claim that the following are the five things a woman needs from her husband:
- honesty and openness
- financial support
- family commitment
As though women are devoid of any libido, do not need sexual satisfaction and basically need a sweet guy who will work, bring home the cash and take the kids on camping trips during the weekend, so she can have great sex with her secret lover.
I would say men and women have sort of the same needs, but have different priorities.
And the more economically equal men and women are in a society the more similar their needs become.