Although marriages are based on trust and honesty, there are certain things that men feel the need to hide from their wives, no matter how comfortable they are with themselves or their mate. Despite these instincts, men who remain open and honest will often have the most rewarding and functional marriages.
One of the things that men always seem to hide is money. The truth about finances can be a man’s most frightening subject, as often times men make it seem as though they have more money than they do during the dating process. One of the things that ends marriages is fights about finances, and often times the best way to prevent such fights is by being open and honest, even if the truth is less flattering than you’d care to admit.
Another thing men lie about is their feelings. Men have no problems admitting when they are hungry or happy, but they do have real problems admitting when they are scared or insecure. Despite every stereotype most men have seen either on TV or in real life, every human being feels these emotions, and just because a man feels weak at times doesn’t mean he is weak. Communicating this fact can be healthy to a relationship, particularly since when it is repressed it often surfaces as angry outbursts directed towards someone instead of an open discussion about feelings.
Finally, men hate to admit their waning sexual performance to their wives. Although men typically find their wives as attractive and sexually desirable as ever, the truth is impotence is embarrassing, and so men would rather be cold and distant and make it seem like the lack in sexual productivity is their choice. However sharing these feelings with their wives is a much smarter decision, as men who do often feel better about the situation.
Although no man wants to admit it, all men have weaknesses that they would rather hide from their wives. However hiding breeds hiding, which means unless a man wants his wife to hide important things from him, he should feel it necessary to share things with her.