How To Be a Better Husband

We already talked about being a better wife . Let’s talk to the husbands and male partners now. Fair is fair.

Men, it’s a well known fact that you’ve got to give to receive. We know in an ideal world you’d do the bare minimum and still get copious amounts of oral sex in return, right? Well, it doesn’t work that way–well, not all the time. But do you really think that when you’ve sat in front of the TV all night, Al Bundy style, while we did the dishes, swept the floors, showered Junior and Juniorette and put said Juniors to bed, we are REALLY enjoying the bobbing? It’s not appealing, especially when we know there most likely will be nothing in it for us at the end, except your Happy Ending.

That was a rhetorical question, btw.

If you want a better wife then you’ll need to step it up a couple notches yourself.

Here’s how:

 Don’t Forget Your Dating Etiquette. Back then, you didn’t fart in the car, burp in public, or wear torn and stained t-shirts. And if you did, you’re lucky you landed someone. Seriously. Anyway, bringing it back–compliment her and tell her how sexy she looks to you (even if she’s wearing the ugliest shirt you’ve ever seen). Save your farts and burps for when you are home with the kids, not on your less than frequent date night.

Kiss Her Every Morning. After you brush your teeth, preferably. Also, touch her. Not necessarily in a sexual way. I mean, it CAN be in a sexual way, but make sure you’re reading her cues right on whether she wants to just stay on first base or play the whole game.

Learn to Apologize. Face it–you’re wrong. The first step is acceptance. Own it and things will move on quickly. It keeps the peace.

Deal With Your Family Drama. We don’t want to handle the MIL, the SIL, the FIL, or the BIL. We have our own side of the family we have to put up with. Do your share.

Take Interest in her Intrests. I don’t care if you think it’s the most trite, ridiculous thing on the planet. She loves it. You love her.  Feign interest.

Laugh at Her Humor. Sometimes when you pretend something is funny, it becomes funny. And also, sometimes if you laugh at how “funny” she’s being, she’ll give you a blow job because she’s loving your smile. Watch and see how it works.

Do the Damn Chores. Don’t just say you’ll “get to it”. Follow through. Be a man of your word. We have our own stuff to do and if we take on yours too? Watch and see how that works out for you. Oh, you’re not laughing now? We’re not so funny anymore, are we?

Are you doing what it takes to be a good husband? Women, what would you like to see your mate do a little (or a lot) differently? Let us know in the comments below!

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'How To Be a Better Husband' have 8 comments

  1. June 6, 2012 @ 8:34 am Mitchtress

    I totally agree! I’ve had to have a few conversations with DH about the whole “pay it back” line of thinking. As in, you get something nice, you give something nice. And feel free to “pay it forward”. He thought that just telling me how wonderful I am was good enough, and yes that helps. Most of the time. But me giving a blowjob with a happy ending doesn’t mean you get to just sit there afterward dizzily giving me compliments until you fall asleep. And the reality is, I shouldn’t have to say, “Okay…its my turn” to get you to realize that it is, in fact, my turn.

    He’s gotten much better about it. :-) That, along with the compliments, makes me a lot more willing to do nice things a lot more frequently.

  2. June 6, 2012 @ 10:56 am Liz

    I shall immediately forward this to my Beloved Husband.

  3. June 6, 2012 @ 11:06 am jen

    Let me have my moods. Don’t feed into them, but don’t minimize or try to jolly me out of them either. In fact, if you just leave the general vicinity for an hour or so (extra points for using the time to do something useful or nice) I’ll probably get over the worst of it and be much more pleasant for the lack of interference.

  4. June 6, 2012 @ 11:14 am Chelle

    Clean really good and not just before he goes fishing

  5. June 6, 2012 @ 11:15 am Chelle

    and toilest

  6. June 6, 2012 @ 12:54 pm Chanize

    I like that, Jen. I need a minute! And don’t get pissy because I’m pissy, because that doesn’t make sense!

  7. June 6, 2012 @ 3:42 pm Laurie

    I agree completely.

  8. June 10, 2012 @ 4:47 pm Valentyna

    Can I just add “manscaping”? That is all.

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