A couple of posts ago, we shared with you an article from Huffington Post Canada on the five things you should always tell your husband. As promised, we’ll now let you know what the same authors had to say in their article, “20 Things to Tell Your Wife.” While we don’t have space for all twenty, we do want to share with you five of the things that we think are very important but often forgotten.
Most of us remember to say, “I love you” and we try to remember to say “Thank you” to our spouses, but there are plenty of other things that may fall by the wayside, but could make a huge impact on your wife’s day and on your marriage.
1. Do you need a hug? Yes, you need a hug. Let me give you one.
Just listening to how your wife’s day went is a good thing. Recognizing that she might need a moment wrapped in your arms is even better. Women are more attuned and responsive to physical acts of comforting than most men. They know when to give a hug and they do. Return the favor and you’ll make her day.
2. Yes, I am listening. I want to hear what you’re saying.
Don’t just stand there and stare at your wife while she’s talking. Let her know that you are listening and that it’s voluntary. This applies not just to conversations about your relationship, but to any conversation.
3. You are sweet and smart and sassy, and make me laugh.
Your wife needs to hear why you love her and why you like her, too. Women often feel that their looks and what they do for their spouses are their primary attraction. Let your wife know how much you appreciate her for who she is.
4. You inspire me.
This one was on the list for wives to tell their husbands, too. That’s because the fact that you inspire the one you love can be one of the most encouraging and uplifting things to know.
5. What are your hopes and dreams?
Women have a tendency to set aside their dreams and goals in an effort to balance everything else they need to do. Between working, shuttling the kids, caring for the house and caring for you, there isn’t much time left over for her dreams. Let her know that they’re still important – to both of you.
Whispering “sweet nothings” is all well and good. But when you say any of these things to your wife, it’s not “nothing” at all. You’re letting your wife know that she has value to you as a person and as a woman. You’re also reminding yourself why you love her. The result will be a happier wife and a happier marriage.