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How to be a good wife. Most of you are doing it wrong. ETA for the sensitive, and humorless

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HAVE DINNER READY: Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal--on time. This is a way to let him know that you have been thinking about him and are concerned with his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home, and having a good meal ready is part of the warm welcome that is needed.

PREPARE YOURSELF: Take fifteen minutes to rest so that you will be refreshed when he arrives. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people. Be a little gay and a little more interesting. His boring day may need a lift. Greet him with a smile.

CLEAR AWAY THE CLUTTER: Make one last trip though the main part of the house just before your husband arrives, gathering up children's books and toys, papers, etc. Then run a dust cloth over the tables. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you lift too.

PREPARE THE CHILDREN: If they are small, wash their hands and faces and comb their hair. They are his little treasures and he would like to see them playing the part.

MINIMIZE ALL NOISE: At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise from the washer, dryer, or vacuum. Encourage the children to be quiet.

SOME "DO NOT'S": Don't greet him with problems and complaints. Don't complain if he is late for dinner. Count this as a minor problem compared to what he might have gone through that day.

MAKE HIM COMFORTABLE: Have a cool or warm drink ready for him. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or suggest that he lie down in the bedroom. Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing voice. Allow him to relax and unwind.

LISTEN TO HIM: You may have a dozen things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first.

MAKE THE EVENING HIS: Never complain if he doesn't take you to dinner or to other entertainment. Instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure and his need to unwind and relax.

DISCLAIMER: I'm going to go ahead and add that this is clearly not from this generation. The long quote trees about how this isn't the way to have a happy marriage are unnecessary. I'm sure there are a few who can relate to this list, they are the exception not the rule. For the majority if us this does not apply.

I thought some may find this humorous but far too many are not quite understanding it and think I am actually calling you a bad wife, to those I say, your insecurities are showing. Relax, inhale....2....3...4....exhale....2...3....4. And be grateful that pretty much nobody expects the above from you.
Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 16, 2014 at 10:13 PM
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by Platinum Member on Mar. 17, 2014 at 11:04 AM

I'm a terrible wife. 

by Platinum Member on Mar. 17, 2014 at 11:05 AM
1 mom liked this
This made me bol!

Quoting TrouserMouse: That's not the proper way to greet your husband. Good example.

Quoting Anonymous: You are fucking stupid.
by Ruby Member on Mar. 17, 2014 at 11:08 AM

I'll get right on that....

by Silver Member on Mar. 17, 2014 at 11:13 AM
Um..... no. My life doesn't revolve around him. Besides I'm the only one working
by Silver Member on Mar. 17, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Holy shit, i'm so glad someone finally told me how to please a man. How did I ever get by before?

by Anonymous 67 on Mar. 17, 2014 at 11:15 AM
Holy shit are we in the 60s
by Anonymous 68 on Mar. 17, 2014 at 11:19 AM

This is funny. My husband works from and I work out of the house so where is this list for him to be a good husband? He doesn't do much for cleaning or cooking, he doesn't get the kids dressed or cleaned up. I do the cleaning and cooking. Actually he does cook food on the grill which always comes out good..=) can we come up with a list for the husband who works from.home or stay at home dad's..=) 

by Bronze Member on Mar. 17, 2014 at 11:19 AM
Yeah this will never happen. 6 kids and one on the way. Our life will always be crazy. He likes it that way. Not into living the robot life!
by Silver Member on Mar. 17, 2014 at 11:20 AM

I can see this is dated from 1939 because of the use of the word gay as meaning funny. 

by Platinum Member on Mar. 17, 2014 at 11:20 AM
Awww I kind of like I wish I could do these things for my dh. He deserves it.
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