Once I lose the love, or diminish the love, I have for my wife I'm pretty sure that she's going to feel that something in our marriage is off kilter and if I told her that she has to earn my love on a continuing basis that would quite likely undercut the very foundation of our marriage.
Similarly, if I see that my wife doesn't respect me, or that her respect for me is diminishing, and that I have to earn her respect, then for me something in our marriage has died.
And it seems hypocritical not to own up to an answer. An answer in a thread about how women seem more disrespectful of men today, a sentiment that you seemed to agree with.
Yet you take exception to the fact that there's no 'good answer' to my (actually rhetorical) question about a single, albeit endemic, example of men's disrespect for women...."have you ever lied to get sex."
Again, the fact that you dont think there's an answer that shows you (or men?) in a positive light is EXACTLY what this thread is about.
Someone needs to start a thread about "would you marry an American man?" now!
I wonder if American Woman is going to be mad when she reads this thread?