By Deana Meccariello and Kayla Garritano

Okay ladies, we’ve all been there. Your man isn’t being a gentleman to you, so now what? Make it known. Make sure you deal with these issues from the get-go, because if you don’t, you will end up resenting your partner and the relationship will ultimately fail. We wouldn’t want that!

This relationship advice will help turn your man into a gentleman!

1. Be vocal: As with any relationship issue, communication is key. Tell him that his actions make you feel unappreciated and disrespected. Lay out what he does that you find rude and tell him how to fix it. If he has to choose between your relationship or holding open a door for you, hopefully he will change accordingly. Make him think about his actions before he lets the door hit you on the way out.

2. Ignore his actions: If you want your boyfriend to pick you up at the door, rather than honking the horn for you like some sort of taxicab service, when that horn starts blaring outside your home, simply ignore it. When he calls your cell phone, don’t answer it. That way, not only will he be forced to exit the car and cross your threshold to call for you, but he’ll also recognize the message you are trying to send him.

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3. Mention another relationship: Try talking about a friend’s relationship and how cute it is when her boyfriend holds the door for her or pulls out the chair so she can sit down. Holding another man in high regard will spark the alpha male complex, making him want to be better than another man.

4. Follow the movies: Make a date night that’s a marathon of romantic movies. Seeing you swoon over Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca or watching you tear up at the grand gestures Ryan Gosling makes for Rachel McAdams in Notebook will show your partner the type of man you are longing for him to be.

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5. Dress fancy, be fancy: Sometimes a man will learn by example. Take him to a nice restaurant for dinner, or host a fancy dinner party where all these people, including the men, are dressed to impress. Hopefully, your man will follow and take a lesson on how to act.

How have you gotten your man to become a gentleman? Comment below!