I stumbled upon a “things happy married couples need to know” book, and I couldn’t help but laugh at the suggestions presented. At the turn of each page I kept thinking, “Oh good golly! I fear I’ll never be a good wife!”
Listed below are my interpretations of the gems that I took away from this award-winning piece of work.
1. If you want your husband to remain physically attracted to you, don’t be a slob when you get home from work. You can’t come home and put on stretchy pants and a sweatshirt and still expect your spouse to find you attractive.
Just another romantic evening at home.
2. Avoid letting him see you make an unflattering face. Especially in public.
3. Remember, when it comes to your outfit choice, style always wins over comfort and functionality.
*Even if it’s your 13th day of back packing through Europe and bed bugs attacked everything you packed.
(I’m not joking about the bed bugs…)
4. Don’t be a lush. Alcohol does not flatter a lady, and certainly does not bring happiness to a marriage.
5. Respect the fact that looks are important. Remember to do your best to always wear make-up in public. You want your husband to be proud that you’re his lady!
I’m slightly appalled that I read something like this, but naturally, I had to poke fun. I don’t wear make-up all day every day, I come home and wear sweat pants after being in tights and a skirt all day, and I enjoy adult beverages.
But I’m married to my best friend, and even if my entire day at work and at school crumbles around me, all I have to do is walk in my front door to automatically feel better. (Provided that he’s home 😉 )
In my opinion, a happy marriage is about laughing every day, taking the time to have meaningful conversations, expressing genuine appreciation, and being with the one soul who pushes you to be your best – even when you just want to throw in the towel and slack off.
And that’s something I’ll cheers to.
Let’s chat – What do YOU think makes a happy marriage/relationship?