maandag 1 juli 2013
Taking Care Of One's Husband
My housekeeper quitted today. She is going to get married in a couple of weeks. While talking with her about the importance of marriage I thought how many women forget their husbands' needs which often leads to dire consequences. It gave me an idea for the subject for today's post, so I'd like to remind all my lady readers (I'm not sure if I have any gentlemen readers at this point, but still...): take a good care of your husband! Don't neglect him! Husbands are in some ways like children, they require constant attention:)
When he comes home from work, greet him with a smile and a cup of coffee (or tea, or an aperitif, whatever he prefers:). In the evening, when the children go to bed, don't retire to your own bedroom, stay with your husband and keep him company. Serve some snacks and drinks and chat with him, or just sit close to him and knit or read a book.
Feed him well. Most husbands appreciate freshly baked things like cake and apple pie. Rub his shoulders. Tell him what a great guy he is and how you are the most fortunate woman on Earth to have married him. (Of course, now and then it's useful to remind him, too, what a treasure you are, but that's the topic for another discussion:). Don't get fat, and if you by any reason put on weight, try to lose it. Don't cut your hair short (unless your husband insists on you having short hair, which in my experience, husbands seldom do). It seems that one of the first things a woman does after she gets married is to chop her hair off. It has gone so bad, that a customer at my husband's company was asking him if his wife (me) had hair and congratulated him on marrying a woman who does:). Wear attractive clothes around the house.
The most important thing of all is, never take your husband for granted! He is not a walking ATM, who exists to bring you and the kids his paycheck, he is a human being and he has his needs, sexual and otherwise. If you don't fulfill them at home, some other woman will. Don't kid yourself into thinking that because you have children together, it will stop him. If the man wants to leave, he does. Next time you are nasty to your old man, please remember there are lots of prowling women out there who'd just love to have him.
Marriage is a lot of work, especially nowadays when the family is under attack and the society is utterly decadent. A wise woman is like glue which holds her family together. Please, dear reader, be nice to your husband!