Franz Schubert is quoted saying, “Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.” Cultivating the relationship between a husband and wife is essential for a thriving healthy relationship. Learning to keep her happy makes life just that much easier.
If you are like most men, you will find yourself going through times where you feel as though you can’t do anything right with her, and it seems as though she is impossible to please. The reason for this can range from a variety of things including but not limited to: her current stress level, work/career stress, parenting issues, financial stress, weight/self-esteem issues, and illness.
Take a moment and assess her overall stress level to see how you can be a source of help and support. If you don’t know, ask her if there is anything that you can help her with that will make her life a little easier. Once you have helped reduce her stress level, it will be easier to use these 3 simple ways to make your wife smile!
- Surprise her with a girls’ night out with her friends. Sometimes the best thing for your wife is to have time to not be called “mommy” or “honey” by you and the kids. Our wives can get tired of every time we call their name is to ask them for something. Having a night off with her friends can be a great outlet and stress relief for her.
- Do your chores and hers…for at least a week. Yes, that’s right. It’s not good enough to do it for a day. Step up your game and give her a week off from cooking, cleaning, planning child-care, making breakfast, cleaning clothes, and washing dishes. Trust me, you will be surprised with how much of a blessing it will be to her!
- Surprise her with a nice massage from a pro! Send her to a spa to get a relaxing spa treatment to rest and relax. Let her enjoy the spa music, the smell of the oils, and the warmth of the steam rooms. Trust me, you can’t replace this by trying to create a spa in your room for you to give her a massage. Mainly because she knows that you will want more than just a massage, and make it that much more difficult for her to truly relax and enjoy the time that is supposed to be entirely about her, not you.