In a marriage, some situations tend to feel like it’s his way versus her way. For some things, it will always be about the battle of the sexes, but what if, occasionally, doing something his way, in your own way, could actually help smooth things out? Scratching your head on this one? That’s cool. Here’s what I mean:
A Husband Would…
Have An Obsession
His months-long sports-watching rituals are a must, so why aren’t your spa weekends? Carve out regular time to do something you love, or better, to do nothing and just relax. If he would never miss a Giants game, why are you continuously skipping a mani-pedi? Think about it.
Be Upfront About Dislikes
Every husband has a list of things they’re not too keen on doing with or for you. (It’s okay, mine does too.)You know, stuff like going to the mall or picking out lamps at IKEA? Being in love doesn’t mean you have to love everything about sharing a life with your partner – just don’t fake the funk. Husbands don’t. Make it clear that you’d rather skip the Home Depot run if you give him a pass on your next trip to Trader Joes.
Be Prepared to Protect Your Home
Sometimes we wives are too quick to rely on our husband to be the sole protector of the home. Most men enjoy this role, but it can be a shared one. I’m not saying you should be the one to go “check on the noise outside” in the middle of the night, but you can take a martial arts or self-defense class (Double bonus: It’s a great workout too!), research security systems that work for your budget/home, or make sure you’re practicing safe habits at home.
Can you think of other ways to think like a husband, but act like a wife? Add to my list below!