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We all think we’re the best wife to our husbands, but are we? Sometimes women get a little burnt out from kids, working, cleaning, laundry, and whatever life throws at us that it can be easy to just blow off our husbands. At the end of the day it’s still important to find some way to reach out to your husband and show him you care. Here are five ways to be a great wife.
#1. Show Him You Care
Doing something small like grabbing him a pair of socks or handing him the remote is a great way to show someone (especially your husband) that you care. Really, showing someone you care about them is all about how you can help the other person.
#2. Talk to Him
I know not all guys like to talk, but really having a conversation is a great way to show your spouse that you love them and want to be there for them. Talking to your husband about his day and really caring about it is an essential part of a marriage and being a great wife.
#3. Pick Your Battles
Women have been known to be rather “naggy.” This can go for our husbands and our children. Sometimes it’s best just to take a step back and pick our battles. Our husbands are not going to do everything we like a 100% of the time. It’s best to pick your battles and avoid nagging when possible.
#4. Don’t Gossip
How many of you have scrolled through your newsfeed today and saw a couple of wives complaining about their husbands? There is a new “meme” floating around social media with a basket that says “dirty laundry goes here not here” (with a logo of Facebook). Talking bad about your husband to his friends, your friends, his family, your family—can only end up bad. Try to talk about nice things in regards to your husband. There are days that he will drive you crazy, but ruining his character isn’t going to help the situation in any way.
#5. Don’t Have Unrealistic Expectations
Put down the expectations will you? We all have unrealistic expectations for our spouse, but it’s time to bring it back to reality. Putting expectations on our spouse only stresses them (and us) out more. It’s time to try to communicate and talk with your spouse about things that are bothering you. Instead of expecting them to know what you are thinking or wanting from them.
Is anyone a perfect wife? No. However, it’s more than okay to try and be a better spouse. We chose to be married to the man we love, but that does not mean they have to pay for our bad days. Take time each day to be a great wife. I’m sure he understands that you will never be perfect, but not yelling or chastising him on a daily basis is a great start.
I’m not saying every wife is like this or has these attributes. I’m just saying that we all have a little area in our lives that we can work on. Maybe our calling at this point in life is to be a great wife— or at least try to be a better one.