Related: What Men Want
We focused this article on "wants" -- not emotional needs
which include the need for some time alone, the need to believe in yourself, the need to belong, and the need to love and be loved.
These things that many women often want from their husbands are listed in no particular order or rank.
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Everyone wants to be affirmed. Everyone wants to know they are loved. The best ways to say "I love you"
are usually in simple, everyday, seemingly unimportant ways like an unexpected hug or holding hands
when you walk together.
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There will be days when your wife will make mistakes
or when she will be difficult to be around. No one is perfect. She both wants and deserves your willingness to understand and forgive her. Remember that no relationship can be sustained without forgiveness.
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Don't let your conversations with your wife dwindle to nothing but talk about your kids, your jobs, and the weather. There is lots more to talk about
. If that happens, your marriage relationship could be in real trouble.
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Having quality time
with your wife and kids isn't something that just happens. You have to make it happen by not only making the plans but by following through. Time with those you love has to be a high priority for you.
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Habitual negative responses to your wife and kids can push them away from you. Think twice before saying "no" and you will be surprised at how saying "yes" can improve your relationships.
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It's really disheartening for a wife to share her thoughts and feelings
with her mate and then realize that he didn't actually listen to her. Your wife wants you to not only listen with your ears, but to listen with your heart.
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How often do you say "please" or "thank you" or give your spouse an unexpected kiss? Unfortunately, some married couples forget that being kind
and affectionate to one another are keys to a successful marriage.
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One of the main reasons couples fight is conflict over who is doing what around the house. Chores
and child care are not the sole responsibility of your wife. She shouldn't have to ask you to do your share around the house.
Don't fuss about your wife taking a day off several times a month. This means that she will be free from worrying about what is happening with the kids, the house, the pets, and you. She deserves this break in her schedule and she needs to provide it for herself to be emotionally and physically healthy.
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Many men are notorious for not taking care of themselves when it comes to health issues. This isn't fair to your wife. She is your lover -- not your mother. Take responsibility for your own health concerns.