At last some facts instead of narrative. A man isn't a misbehaving women and doesn't need to trained like a puppy dog. The worst thing a man can hear from a women is "We need to talk about our relationship". Woman have a strong belief about what a relationship should be and why a man needs to conform to a set of rules. Men have a different concept of a relationship as Ms. Pitts outlined. Men are action oriented. You show your love by doing stuff to make the home work better and prosper. Fixing the car, cleaning the filthy drain under the sink, going under the house after the raccoon, changing the filter in furnace, etc. Or working on a Saturday to bring in more money. That's our way of expressing love.