Being a wife is a special privilege. Every day you have the chance to make your husband feel like he’s special, valued and desired. Sometimes life can get in the way. Here are five things that you can start doing to make your man feel good…
1. Massaging his feet
Every two weeks you can find me with my feet in the pedicure bowl. My favorite part of the experience is the “foot rub.” Sometimes I even pay a little extra for a little more TLC. One day, I thought my husband deserved this same treat so while he was sitting on the couch, I removed his socks and went to work. Now, when he has a particularly long or stressful day or when I want him to feel special I massage his feet. He’d never had a foot massage before me and now he looks forward to it.
2. Complimenting him
Who doesn’t love compliments? Ladies, when we get a new hair color or a new pair of shoes, we love to hear someone say, “I love your….” When was that last time you complimented your man? He needs to know that you love the way he smells. He’d love to hear that you admire the way he handled that last work conflict. Seriously, make a point to compliment your man at least once a week.
3.Breaking the rules with him
Sometimes we wives like to play it safe. We get wrapped up into a routine and things can quickly become stale. The best way to “freshen up” your relationship is to do something out of the ordinary… break the rules. Go play outside in the rain… forget your hair for a minute… wrestle… Every couple has their “safe boundaries” so breaking the rules will look a little different for everyone, but go ahead and cross your line.
4.Showing your gratitude for the little things
He cuts the grass, he takes out the trash, he takes the cars in for a tune-up. My husband has to travel regularly for work and when I have to carry in the groceries, pump my own gas and pick up my step-son from school, I am quickly reminded of how important his presence is to my life. All of those little things add up and as much as possible I show my gratitude. Leave him little love notes around the house. Call his name and when he thinks that you’re going to ask him to do something say, “I just wanted to say thank you for…”
5.Supporting his wildest dreams.
Maybe your man has always wanted to ride a motorcycle? Purchase him some lessons. Perhaps he’s always wanted to start his own T-shirt line? Do some research and find some affordable screen printing businesses. Have a conversation with your hubby about what it is he’s always wanted to do, and do your best to help him make it happen!
BMWK Family: Ladies, what are some unique things you do for your husband to show your love & appreciation for him? Gentleman, what does your wife do to show you that you’re special?