To enrich our relationships, we need to make little changes.
Giving some reassurance when a man goes into his cave is a small change that a man can make without changing his nature. To make this change, he must realize that women really do need some reassurance, especially if they are to worry less.
When a man becomes quiet, he is saying “I need some time to think about this, please stop talking to me. I will be back.”
He doesn’t realize that a woman may hear “I don’t love you, I can’t stand listening to you, I am leaving and I am never coming back!”
For men, by learning to say the four magic words - I Will Be Back, it will make a profound difference. Women greatly appreciate this reassurance.
A woman should not be judged for needing this reassurance, just as a man should not be judged for needing to withdraw.