I'm reading a new book on men and women, Kathleen Parker's Save the Males. It got interesting reviews in a number of publications so I thought I'd thumb through it.
Having read the prologue, I know I'm going to enjoy it. Here's my favorite quote so far:
Girls want boys' attentions, and boys want girls' approval.
And that, boys and girls, sums up this whole shooting match. Guys - attend to your lady friends. Don't try to solve it. Don't watch tv while she's moving her mouth. Listen, nod, and agree with what you can or, at least, respond "Man, that stinks" a bunch. Ladies, tell him what you appreciate about him. Be specific. Do it daily.
Simple ideas. Not that hard to do. Do it for two weeks and you'll build a habit that actually helps your relationship!