Blame It On Maslow’s Hierarchy

I don’t mean blame Maslow himself. But pretty much when relationships  don’t work out due to being in different places in your life, you can chalk it up to Maslow’s hierarchy.

  • You want to go traveling while he needs to work?
  • He wants to go to a meditation retreat while you need to tend to the house and kids?
  • She or he is too stressed out over having to find housing / health insurance / or part time work, while you are not satisfied in your relationship when your life is going fine?

Blame it on Maslow’s Hierarchy.

It’s the best way to stoically accept incompatibilities in needs / desires and try to move on OR understand that it is a temporary situation. That alone will get you closer to the pinnacle, not that that’s always the best place to be.  What do you think?

maslow's hierarchy on wikipedia

PS — What is the “sex” on the bottom level vs. the Love level I wonder?

PPS Of course, maybe he’s just not into you.

1 thought on “Blame It On Maslow’s Hierarchy

  1. I've always thought that the fact that sex was considered as important as food, water and shelter was a little much. When I was younger, I just thought it was funny that someone considered sex a necessity but as I've gotten older, I've just thought its extreme. Recognizing totally that men and women have different needs, but not belittling any gender because I'm sure there are women that will disagree with me, AND that fact that this is coming from a very happily married newlywed that feels that particular part of her relationship is more than healthy….I would put all of the "Safety" level, "Love" level, and most of the "Esteem" level as being more important than sex.

    But to answer your question, I think the "Physiological" sex can be accomplished without a partner, whereas Sexual Intimacy on the "Love" level is a bit more of a tango.

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