20 Things Husbands Should Never Say to Your Wife

This is what happens when you tell her your mother will be there in an hour.
This is what happens when you tell her your mother will be there in an hour. | Source

I have nothing against men, really. I like men most of the time. But sometimes they need a little help along the way with how to communicate with women, especially their wives or girlfriends. And in all fairness, women have some serious communication issues as well. But that's another hub. So men, step lively and pay attention, you just may avoid catastrophe.

This is not the time to tell her you love big women.
This is not the time to tell her you love big women. | Source

Quotes on Marriage

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance (1 Cor. 13:4-7).

In marriage, each partner is to be an encourager rather than a critic, a forgiver rather than a collector of hurts, an enabler rather than a reformer. ~ Norman Wright and Gary Oliver

The first duty of love is to listen. ~Paul Tillich

My heart is ever at your service. ~William Shakespeare

Real giving is when we give to our spouses what's important to them, whether we understand it, like it, agree with it, or not. ~Michele Weiner-Davis

How have you answered the question "Honey, does this make me look fat?"

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  1. Answering "yes" when she asks you if this makes her look fat. Don't even say, "Only a little."
  2. Never say when she cries because the scale gave her bad news, "Honey, you don't need to cry, you know I love big women. There's more to love."
  3. If she is irritable, never ask her, "Is it that time of month?" You're knocking at deaths door with this one.
  4. "I'm sorry I forgot our anniversary the other day. Here are some flowers."
  5. "Housework is your job, I go to work." Quick, duck!
  6. "It was only $300. I thought you'd be happy I bought a (fill in the blank).
  7. "I invited the boss and a couple of the office guys for football (poker, Wii, Xbox) tonight. Can you get some pizza, beer, and chips? (This is after she's already prepared a tasty dinner for two).
  8. "I invited mom to come spend the week. She'll be here in an hour."
  9. "I work hard all day. It's your job to handle the kids."
  10. When you want your way and don't care what your wife thinks, don't say, "The Bible says wives should submit to their husbands?"
  11. I'd love to spend time with you and the kids today, but I work hard all week and I need time with the guys."
  12. "Why are you looking at me like that? I did the hard part and caught the fish, it's your job to clean it."
  13. "Did you forget to shave your legs?"
  14. "This is my house, I pay the bills." Death sentence guys.
  15. "I like it better the way my mom makes it." Expect boxed macaroni and canned beets tomorrow night.
  16. "Why are you mad? Every boy should have a BB gun at his age."
  17. "I don't get it, I thought you'd love to go hunting for vacation."
  18. Never bring home sexy lingerie to your middle aged, overweight wife and say, "You'd look so sexy in this," and when she does wear it say, "Hmm, it didn't look that way on the Victoria's Secret Model."
  19. When your wife comes home with a surprise glamour shots photograph for you, never say, "You look beautiful, honey. How come you don't look that way all the time?"
  20. "Would you consider getting breast implants like (voluptuous movie star)?

© Lori Colbo 2012. All rights reserved.

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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

Lori,

You must be related to Solomon. Those are some of the wisest words I've ever heard. I just wish I had heard them sooner--oh well, better late than never! Now I need to commit them to memory.


lambservant 4 years ago

Don't worry LG, Every day God' gives us a new start. He knows your heart and your wife will too when she sees change. Bless you.


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kat11 4 years ago from Illinois

Unfortunately men not all men hve trouble with this type of communication. It definitely has some very important points in this hub. Great work! voted up


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Angela Blair 4 years ago from Central Texas

Lambservant -- not only sage advice but well written and interesting Hub. Definitely voted up! Best/Sis


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petenali 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Read somewhere that the answer to the "Does this make me look fat?" question should be, "No, your fat makes you look fat!" I'm thinking that for any guy that said that it might just be last words they ever uttered...lol.


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lambservant 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest Author

Ha ha pete, you are definitely right. I wouldn't try it. Thanks for stopping by.


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Paradise7 4 years ago from Upstate New York

I definitely got a chuckle over this. I imagine all the guys with red faces who can recall making some of these faux pas with their wives!


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MargaritaEden 4 years ago from Oregon

Lori, these are wonderful and funny! Oh, and so true, I will share this hub.


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lambservant 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest Author

thank you Margarita. Funny the things we say to the ones we love.


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stclairjack 4 years ago from middle of freekin nowhere,... the sticks

#'s 20, 18, 16, 13, 8 & 3..... first husband

#'s 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11 (hapily sent him on weekend with guys) 12 & 13..... second husband.

not getting married again..... have a long term boyfriend that knows exactly how to say,.. "that was deliscious, your beautiful"... and then he goes home.


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lambservant 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest Author

You are funny stclairjack. I am no longer married either and plan to stay that way unless or until the Lord tells me otherwise. BTW, I think you were married to my ex your first time around. I love living alone with my dog. Since she'll always be a dog, I don't have to try to be the woman she thinks I am.


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poppyr 23 months ago from Tokyo, Japan

Men actually say these things to their wives? Yeah, I'm never ever getting married.


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lambservant 23 months ago from Pacific Northwest Author

Poppyr, smart girl. I was married once and don't plan on doing it again. But in all fairness, women say things to men that are just as bad. That's another hub I wrote.

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