I have observed a lot of marital trouble in my time that is centered around this issue.
A man who feels disrespected. A woman who feels that she is not loved.
In Ephesians 5, Paul offers us some instructions on a healthy marraige. He knew that men and women are not the same. So his instructions for a husband were different than his instructions for a wife. The section ends with verse 33 where Paul says:
each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
Love and respect
I am slowly learning how to love my wife after ten years of marraige. I still have a long way to go, but knowing what she needs helps a lot.
Anyone else still learning things about marraige?