As I'm about to approach my 18th year of marriage on December 19th I thought it was a good time to ask the Sugar Daddy aka MY HUSBAND and best friend for his thoughts on 5 Things husbands REALLY want their Wives to do in a marriage. You might not agree with any, you might agree with some- but at least he's honest and his answers might provide you with some much needed perspective about your male counterpart.
#1 Stay as beautiful as you were on your wedding day.
Me: That sounds like a great idea in theory- but you know women are going to castrate you for saying that. It is impossible to remain as beautiful as you were when you got married.
Him: It is not impossible. Obviously you're going to age but you can still stay in shape.
Me: So husbands really want a skinny wife?
Him: No- just in shape. Fit- not fat.
Me: So you are saying husbands don't like wives who let themselves go.
Him: Yes that is what I'm saying- because it takes romance out of it- you want that person to have pride in herself and her looks and to be healthy. And yes it does make you less attracted to her when she doesn't.
Me: Does the same go for the husbands?
Him: YES. absolutely. You see me- I work out everyday so I can be healthy and fit for you.
#2 & #3 Fidelity and Support.
To be true to your husband and support him in his opinions, his plans his goals, raising the kids. Husbands want wives who are on the same page as them. In terms of fidelity if my wife wanted to be with someone else, I would rather her tell me- “I need to leave this marriage” as opposed to me finding her cheating on me. I think all men want honesty from their wives.
#4 Be a best friend.
Criticize honestly. Tell your husband the truth, good or bad. If you have bad breath- the only person who can tell you is your wife.
#5 Let your husband hold the remote.
As superficial as it is- let him hold the remote. It's really symbolic- let him take charge sometimes- let him be the father, the dad, the man.