After privately discussing emotional needs with hundreds of men and women, Dr. Harley Jr. discovered that there are ten emotional needs that are usually near the top of the list for most people.
Top Ten Emotional Needs:
Admiration – Being shown respect, value, and appreciation
Affection – Non-sexual expression of care through words, cards, hugs, gifts, etc.
Intimate Conversation – Talking about very personal feelings, opinions, interests
Domestic Support – Management of the household tasks, care of the children, etc
Family Commitment – Provision of the moral and educational development of your children
Financial Support – Provision of financial resources at a standard of living acceptable to you
Honest and Openness – Truthful and frank expressions of positive and negative feelings in a respectful way
Physical Attractiveness – Maintaining physical and sexual attractiveness
Recreational Companionship – Leisure activities with at least one other person
Sexual fulfillment – A sexual experience that is predictably enjoyable and frequent enough for you