As a wife, we have things that we need to be doing each day to make our husbands feel loved and needed. I don’t pretend to have all of the answers, but I have been married for almost 17 years now. Over time I’ve figured out that regular date nights in a marriage are important, but there are 5 things to do for your husband that he needs each day from you that will help your marriage be happy and successful.
One of the biggest keys to a successful marriage is staying aware. Keep trying to do little things to show your love, be kind, open, and just let your spouse know how much they mean to you. Your husband has certain needs that need to be met, just like as women we have things that need to be done each day for us as well.
5 Things to Do for Your Husband That He Needs Each Day
1. Show him respect.
Make sure that you show your husband respect each day that passes. Men have a strong desire to feel respected, and if you take that away from them it can leave them to doubt and struggle. Respect is like oxygen, we all need to feel it to survive, but when it is gone, you slowly see things begin to go down hill and die off. For a marriage, their has to be respect both ways.
2. Make him feel needed.
Any husband wants to feel needed. Make sure they know that you love having them in your life and that they are needed. This may be that they do things around the house, or that they go to work and provide for their family, or they cook dinner. Whatever it is praising them for the things they do and let them know you appreciate and need them.
3. Give him praise and encouragement.
Go out of your way to make sure you are thanking him for the big and small things he does each day. Tell them why you love them, what a good dad he is, and just praise them. Also, encourage them and build them up if they are going through something or up for a new job position or going through a health scare with a 2 year old. Be the cheerleader in their life that sits out yelling at the top of your lungs!
4. Show him affection.
Life is so busy and we sometimes forget to hit the pause button. To really connect with your husband, make sure you are showing your husband affection each day. Whether it is a hug to greet him at the door, holding his hand in the car or while watching your favorite show, or a kiss to say goodbye. Just make sure you try to show affection at least once a day. Of course, I’m sure your husband would love if you kicked it up in this area beyond just once a day.
5. Give him grace.
Remember at the end of the day we are all human. Mistakes happen, the honey do list might not get all done, and that is okay. Just give your husband grace, and love him anyways. There might be some days where you are struggling and he isn’t your favorite person at the moment, and on that day have grace. Remind yourself of why you married him, and think of all the good qualities.
These are just 5 things to do for your husband that he needs each day, of course there are many more ways that you can and should show your spouse that you love and appreciate him every day. Read the book, The Five Love Languages, and see if you show love in the same way you receive it. Chances are you probably don’t.
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