- Gender and Relationships
What wives want from their husbands
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.