Some tips for women in relationships by Melissa Ferrari - Psychotherapist
1. Tell him what you admire about him. Make a point of noticing when he does something really well or focuses on things important to you.
2. Allow him some space sometimes. For men being in their "cave" can mean that they are a little inside their head or pre-occupied at times. Don't take it to heart if you can.
3. Let him know he makes a difference. Men like to feel that they are making an impact and that your life is all the better for having him in it.