How Do I Get My Husband to Be Less Passive?

March 31, 2015 2:58 PM

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How Do I Get My Husband to Be Less Passive?

Many women complain about their husbands being passive, not initiating activities, laying around watching TV or clicking around on their computers, and overall not appearing to have much drive or passion. This seems to be a common complaint among the women I see in couples counseling as well. Strangely though, most guys who don't initiate anything else have no problem with initiating sex, which then adds insult to injury in their wives' minds: "You won't initiate anything else, but you'll try to have sex with me?"

There is an evolutionary reason that women can hate passive guys. If we visualize them in an earlier age, passive guys would not be able to defend their wives from predators, nor would they be good at hunting and providing for their families. In most ways, assertive people do better in life than tim...

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