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What wives want from their husbands

Updated on February 23, 2014

Keep the marriage alive - What husbands need to know

Surprise her with flowers or just a Kiss

Weather you are newly married or survived a fifty year marriage, a wife still wants to feel loved and respected by her husband. Traditionally, it is a man's place to make her feel safe in the knowledge that he is there to protect her when needed. I know some women thrive on independence, although personally it makes me feel more feminine when my husband treats me special by opening doors, or placing his arm around me when walking down the street. Chivalry should not be forgotten, good manners and common courtesy will win a woman over all the time.

A wife needs to know that she is physically and emotionally safe in the arms of her husband and his love. I draw strength and reassurance from the knowledge that his strong character will support me when I am feeling insecure. No woman would want anyone to think that she wears the pants in any relationship.

Communication is one of the most important things in any relationship. What annoys me most about men is the fact that they do not listen when you tell them something, the next day, he might ask why you didn't tell him? That is so frustrating; I have been tempted to record our conversations, to prove that I did tell him whatever it was. Most times, he is a very thoughtful person and good listener, except when his nose is in the paper.

A wife wants her husband to be proud of her and the things she does. We all appreciate that extra compliment from time to time about the way we look. Alternatively, that certain look or touch, from the man she loves can mean the world to a woman. After years of marriage, a woman needs that extra reassurance that she is still sexually attractive to him.

Wómen thrive on little surprises, a night at the movies, a phone call to say I love you, a romantic dinner for two at home, with champagne and a little sexy romp in the bedroom, or even breakfast in bed on special occasions, like once a week if you are lucky.

Old age is no barrier, to the things wives wish for from their husband. We all want to feel cherished, adored, and romanced by the man of our dreams. We would also like him to love and protect us for the rest of our life.


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      Eileen Hughes 5 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Ingenira, thanks so much for all that. Yes I think when you are married for a while you sure know each others likes and dislikes. A mariage is all about sharing and doing this together. It should not be one sided.

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      Ingenira 5 years ago

      You got the list right ! I agreed. A husband to rely on when I am in need of help or advice is important to me. Knowing the things I like to do and eat, and accomodate to it, is wonderful. It's ok if he likes to watch the other type of movie, books, sports etc, as long as we have something we like to do together. A good husband is my best friend, my confidant, my companion...

      Voted up and tweeted.

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      gab 5 years ago

      I wish

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      Eileen Hughes 6 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Nat, you sound a bit like a writer, lonely life but that is your choice. Bet she enjoys hers away from you.

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      Nat 6 years ago

      I don't do any of the things above. I only tell my wife that I love her is because I have to. No arguements that way, the way I really feel is I like her but love her thats stretching it. Whether she happy or not is not my concern. I'm happiest when I go downstairs to my small apartment close the door, make myself coffee and work on my projects. Then go to bed any time I want and away from her.

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      Eileen Hughes 6 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      I don''t wear Dresses,Sorry to find you spent so much time writing a comment but did not actually read the article and what it was written for.

      The title was What wives want from their husbands

      Not about a male and female relationship. That is another topic all together. Just the same as "What husbands want from their wives" Totally from a different prospective, although that just is my personal opinion.

      This article wasnt about who wears the pants just from one persons perspective', mine.On what the majority of women would want from their husbands.

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      I Don't Wear Dresses 6 years ago

      I don't believe that one can use the word, "all women", or "no women", when referring to what women want or like. Every woman is different. Most women would probably want to be loved and respected, probably most human being would want that. But, I defintely wear the pants in my house and I hope he wears his too. We are partners. We are the leaders of our home not just him. Most people want to feel supported when they are insecure. This article apppears to be written by Polly in the Underdog cartoon. Sad!

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      Eileen Hughes 10 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      How do you know that I dont. hahah

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      MrMarmalade 10 years ago from Sydney

      There is nothing like reciprocation,

      Why don't you occasionally initiate that little extra something. Like ......

      Good HUB from the heart