Dealing with an unhappy husband can make life very miserable, so here are some ways to keep him happy.
Unless your husband has given you a real reason not to trust him, always give him the benefit of the doubt. Don’t snoop in his phone, or try to check all his social media – because that can get you named as a Psycho.
- Cook for him
Take the time to cook from time to time. There are plenty of cook books out there to help even if you’re not a great cook, he will appreciate your efforts as it shows you care about him..and his tummy!
- Let it go
If there is something that your husband did in the past that really upset you, and you have said you forgive him – just let it go. Bringing things like this up is detrimental to any relationship – holding on to things that are meant to stay in the past.
- Show interest in his hobbies or work
Be aware of things he likes. If he really likes to do gardening, subscribe to a gardening magazine or just listen to him when he tells facts to do with gardening – I hold my hands up, I am not a good listener when it comes to my husband throwing gardening/nature facts at me.
- Don’t nag
This is probably one of the most obvious statements, but often the hardest to comply to – I know it is for me. Don’t constantly be on his case for something, especially something he can’t change. Nagging causes annoyance. Annoyance eventually causes resentment.
- Tell him you love him
Sometimes, as women, we can forget how vulnerable men can be. Make sure you tell him you love him – often. Just as we like to be told we are loved and cuddled, men like to be reassured with the same. Make sure he knows how much he means to you.
- Do something unexpected
Stop by the bakery on your way home and pick up his favourite treat. Book a weekend away together. Give him a massage when he gets home. As dedicated wives, we must surprise our husbands – it’s not just their job.
“You know . . . There is a name for people who are always wrong about everything all the time . . . Husband!