This one is especially for my male readers.
You’ve all heard the expression…Happy Wife, Happy Life. Sounds expensive and elusive right? But what does it mean to a woman?
Does it mean that you have to agree with everything your lady says? Does it mean that you can never win an argument? Does it mean that you have to give up everything you enjoy to satisfy her wants and needs? Or perhaps it means that every cent you earn should be spent on her every desire.
Whatever it means, it sounds like it costs an arm and a leg. But it doesn’t have to. Here are some inexpensive ways to achieve Happy Wife, Happy Life.
- Men don’t need to agree with everything a woman says…but they should listen. Offering an opinion on the subject lends evidence to active listening and makes a woman feel that what interests her, interests him.
- There’s no need to give up everything you enjoy. Invite her along, if possible, and let her see if it’s something she might enjoy, too. Or, if it’s time with your buddies you require, be sure to encourage her to spend time with her friends doing something they enjoy. But, if your hobby is disrespectful to her, it’s a good idea to find another hobby.
- Most women don’t expect you to spend all of your earnings on them. And if they do, they might not be the right woman for you, or for anyone. What most women desire is for a man to be a provider, and providing can take many forms. Men who aren’t the financial provider of the household, but are in school, unexpectedly unemployed or tackling the role of Mr. Mom are still providers. And most women will tell you, in households where one or both partners work, there’s nothing more attractive than a man that comes home and helps with the household chores. Helping with chores is right up there with drying her tears and making her feel protected. You can’t go wrong with these, guys.
- Support her dreams. Give her uninterrupted time to work on her business plan. Use your gifts to help her…paint a room for her office, taste the recipes for her cookbook, help her build her website or encourage her to take a class. There are tons of ways to support her in achieving her goals and you are just the man for the job!
All of these things can be done with a simple investment of your time, attention and affection, gentlemen. So what are you waiting for? Why not help fold that laundry?