Marriage can be hard. But with love, respect, and hard work, you can have a wonderful, happy marriage. Get started with these 7 Marriage Tips Every Husband Needs to Hear.
Marriage Tips Every Husband Needs to Hear
Anyone who is married knows marriage takes work and dedication. Men and women and people, in general, are so different. The fact that anyone can live together in harmony is amazing. Spending the time and effort to nurture you marriage is so valuable for your health and happiness. Here are 7 marriage tips every husband needs to hear.
Marriage Tips Every Husband Needs to Hear
1. Husbands and wives are equally as important: The roles we live out each day, as a man or woman are different. Women have the babies and are mothers and wives, and men are husbands and fathers. But it doesn’t mean that one or the other is more valued or important. Both roles, no matter what they entail, bring value to your marriage. To view one as superior will wreck your marriage in a hurry.
2. Get to know your wife: This is not as easy as you may think. Getting to know your wife will be a lifelong endeavor. Women are very complex and multifaceted, plus as people grow and experience life, they change. If you make getting to know your wife an important part of what you do, as a husband, she will realize how valuable she is to you.
3. Don’t have unrealistic expectations: You shouldn’t expect your wife to work, take care of the kids, clean the house, and make dinner every single day. That's just too much for any one person to do. And even if she doesn't ask, help is needed and greatly appreciated. Try to split the household responsibilities. If she makes dinner you do the dishes, if she’s doing laundry you give the kids their baths or put them to bed. If you split the responsibilities, without being told what to do, you'll be working together better as a team and both of you will be happier.
4. Take responsibility for your actions: Everyone makes mistakes. We're all imperfect humans. But it's better to take responsibility for your wrong actions, instead of being caught. And if you are caught doing something wrong, it's best to acknowledge your mistake humbly and apologize. The best relationships are built on honesty and respect. Just like everyone makes mistakes, everyone should have a chance to make things right and be forgiven.
5. Don’t talk negatively about your wife: Even if you think you're just joking around with the guys, talking negatively about your wife permeates your thinking, and invariably the way you treat her. She is your wife and maybe the mother of your children. You should defend and protect her and her honor, and never disrespect her.
6. Spend time together talking every day: It seems like common sense but with the busy work schedules, driving kids to work, making dinner, and housework it is sometimes hard to find time to talk. Put the phones and other electronic devices away and spend time talking and listening. And not just about your schedules and the kids. Really make an effort to talk to each other and connect on an emotional level (Don't worry, guys. If you open the door for this, your wife will probably lead the way.)
7. Show her you love her every day: Telling your wife you love her is important. But even more important is showing her you love her. Actions really do speak louder than words. Showing love doesn't mean you have to recreate a romantic chick flick scene every day. Sometimes it's as simple as ordering pizza for dinner when you can see she's too tired to deal with dinner, or holding hands while watching Netflix.
Being married really is hard work but it is worth it in so many ways. It is possible to live in a peaceful and harmonious home, but each person needs to do their part, to make your home a happy home. The efforts you put toward being a good husband will help your wife to be a better spouse to you.
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Great tips for those just married and those who have been married for awhile. Thanks!
Paul Carlson says
I really like #5. It really bothers me when I hear guys complaining about their wives to each other. And I really think it goes back to point #2. If they really understood, or made an attempt to understand their wives, it would decrease to need to talk about them in a negative manner.
So here are a few tips for husbands out there:
1) Take time to talk to your wife every day, one on one. Find out what is bothering her and see how you can help out.
2) Make a conscious effort to ALWAYS portray your wife in a positive light, especially outside the home. If you are caught up in a conversation where your buddies are complaining about their wives, fire back with positive comments about your wife. I can almost guarantee that at least one of the guys in the conversation will shift gears and start being positive also. Peer pressure guys! Use it in a positive manner!
Love these Thanks for some input from the "other side." 🙂