The key to a happy marriage isn't a secret. Here are 5 Things to Do for Your Husband That He Needs Each Day to keep your relationship on the right track!
5 Things to Do for Your Husband That He Needs Each Day
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 20 years now.
Over time I've figured out that regular date nights in a marriage are important. And even when you can't get a babysitter or leave the house, here are some date night ideas you can do at home. But beyond date nights, 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 happy marriage tips 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.
Husbands and wives each have things that need to be done each day for us to feel loved. And just like kids have their own love language, men and women have their own love languages too. But no matter your husband's primary love language, how to make your husband happy depends on giving him a little bit of each of these every day.
Things Your Husband Needs Every 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 downhill and die off. For a marriage, there 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.
Give your husband your undivided attention whenever you can. This will not only keep communication open between the two of you, it will also show your children that you prioritize your marriage.
This may be that they do things around the house, or that they provide for their family, stop by the grocery store, 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.
Surprising your husband during the workday with love notes in his lunchbox will show you care and make him feel good. You could also set an alarm to text him at a certain time each day. You could even go a step farther and write periodic love letters to your husband.
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 when he gets home from work, 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 anyway. 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. What else would you add to the list? Share the other things to do for your husband that he needs each day with me on Facebook here!
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