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.
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!