I recently heard your special segment asking wives how they stayed their husbands' girlfriends. Unfortunately, my husband passed away, but here are three things I did to be a loving wife and make my man happy.
- Before we married, I was busy with work and volunteering, so I only saw my fiancé a few times a week. I wasn't very demanding of his time. He was quite nervous as our wedding date approached, and I asked him what he was afraid of. He said "What if there's a football game on Sunday and then also Monday? Will you let me watch both?" I still laugh about that question. We were married 20 years and I never ever asked him to turn off a football or baseball game. Moral of the story: give your husband some space to chill on his own or with his friends.
- My mother-in law lived with us for a while and she always laughed when I got dolled up once I knew my husband was headed home from work. I'll never forget going to my first PTA meeting and seeing raggedly dressed, unmade up women with unkempt hair. I was mortified that they'd let their husbands see them like that. Moral of that story: look nice for your man. Show him you care enough about him and the relationship to keep the spark going!
- I always tried to be happy and loving. No one is always happy, but if there isn't a major problem, I recommend women put a smile on their face, laugh, listen and just be loving and sweet.
I still miss my man, but hold all of these memories very dear.
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