A happy, successful marriage takes hard work. Show love for your wife like you never have before by learning How to Be a Better Husband. Here are 8 ways for a good husband to love your wife.
How to Be a Better Husband
Marriage is hard, sometimes really hard. These tips below are to help you through the good and the bad times.
Divorce rates are on the rise. Some find it easier to give up than to fight for your marriage.
If you are willing to put in the work and love, these are wonderful ways to love your wife and show her how lucky she truly is. Let her know she is the luckiest woman alive to have found a husband like you.
Here is how to love your wife and what she might be wanting from you. And here are tips on how to be a good husband to your wife.
8 Ways for a Good Husband to Love Your Wife
Sounds easy enough, right? Did you know there have been studies that show on average a man says 7,000 words in a day, while women rank in at 20,000? We are wired differently and women need to talk.
Taking the time to listen and really hear what she is saying is so important. This is going to help her release emotions or just feel connected to you. If she is talking and you are not focusing she will notice and it can begin to build a wedge between you two.
2. Date Her
You married her, shouldn’t the dating phase be done? No! You want to make sure to always make her feel like you took the time to think of her. Take her to dinner, go to a movie, or sit on the couch talking after the kids are asleep.
Go out of your way to make her feel loved, special, and don’t lose it. Seasons change as does life, but always carving out time for a real connection is key.
This does go along the lines of listening, but I wanted it to be separate. Make sure that there is a two-sided conversation happening. Be open and honest on how you feel about things, and listen and communicate when she voices her sides.
All too often you see one spouse talking, the other one listening, and nothing gets said after. She might feel unheard, like what she said doesn’t matter, etc.
Miscommunication happens, make sure that through life and work stress you both say what you feel so nothing is left to assume. Plus as you communicate freely you will begin to grow a stronger bond together.
4. Affection and Love
Many women have a love language of affection. You can read the 5 Love Languages book together to really zoom in on each of your specific needs. It is a great way to know exactly how to show love to your partner.
Affection and love is something almost every woman would say they enjoy. Leaving a love not on the table, holding her hand, a warm hug. Make sure each day you are showing her love and affection.
Tell her why you love her, what you enjoy most about her personality, just work on different things of affection to see what she likes the most.
Whether your wife is a stay at home mom or leaves to an office each day, she has her hands full. Make sure to take the time to voice your appreciation.
Thank her for always have the house cleaned up, fresh laundry for you to wear, taking care of the kids, cooking dinner, etc.
Make sure she knows you are grateful, thankful and see all she does day in and day out.
6. Offer Help
Whether you verbally ask if she needs help or steps in automatically, take time to help. Whether it’s giving her 30 minutes of alone time after she’s watched a cranky toddler all day, or maybe you do a load of laundry.
Make sure you are aware of what she is doing and what is left to be done. Step in and help or ask if she needs help.
By offering help she sees she is not alone. It can be hard if you both work a long day and then she is cleaning, cooking, and caring for kids while you relax each night.
Respect needs to go both ways in a marriage. Walking in grace and being open about discussions you both feel strongly about.
At the end of the day, does it matter who’s wrong or right? Probably no one else in the world cares if it’s you or her, so don’t fight over it. Work past issues, and love her.
Another way to showcase respect is to give her respect for her career, or staying home with kids, or allowing her to decide something and respecting her choice.
Always work on letting her feel she can voice her thoughts in a safe and loving way.
8. Me Time
f your wife takes care of children, make sure she is getting “me time”. This could be taking a bath alone, sitting outside reading a book, getting her nails done, or retail therapy.
Taking care of kids is hard and life is hard even if you don’t have children. Make sure she gets her time to focus just on her at least once or twice a week.
It can help rejuvenate her mind and lift her spirits. What qualities of a good husband do you show your wife?
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