Friday, September 23, 2011

How to be a better spouse

Author Anamika S  wrote XX & XY versions of how to be a better spouse. I say, "Good refreshers for married folks!" Excerpts are here click the titles to see the entire articles.
:-) Jerry Atric 

Qualities of a Good Wife, Anamika S

How to be a Good Wife to your Husband - 12 Qualities Men look for

Every married man wishes to have a good wife. Many people advice the new bride to be a good wife to her husband. But what are the makings of a good or perfect wife? Many women do not know. Many of the qualities of a good wife are already inbuilt in a person and the rest can be developed.
In India the qualities of a good wife or eight noble virtues an ideal wife should have are summed up in the verse from Neethisaram.
"Karyeshu Dasi, Karaneshu Manthri; Bhojeshu Mata, Shayaneshu Rambha,
Roopeshu lakshmi, Kshamayeshu Dharitri, Satkarma Nari, Kuladharma Pathni".
Here are some of the Qualities a man looks in his wife.
1) Be pleasant: It is said that ‘we need to treat others the way we want ourselves to be treated.’ Never be rude to our husband, family and friends. Be warm, kind, positive, understanding and friendly. Work to be pleasant toward your husband. Don’t be one of those people who make everyone around you feel bad just because you’ve had a hard day. Welcome your husband with a smile when he comes home instead of a sour face. A good wife honors her hubby by keeping a pleasant tone in her voice, a happy smile on her face and a neat and clean appearance. Listen to him talk about his day especially if it was a difficult one. If you don't like how you partner treats you, take a minute to notice how you treat your partner and correct your behavior.
2) Treat your Husband with Respect: If you expect respect from - - - - click title for the full article.

How to be a good Husband to your Wife, By Anamika S

How to be a good Husband to your Wife - 11 Qualities to be the Ideal One

Eleven Qualities of an Ideal Husband

In India many women keep fasts to get a good husband. Even parents of the girl won’t have a peaceful sleep till they feel that their daughter is in the hands of a good man. After I have written about the Qualities of a good wife I got a request to write on How to be a good Husband or what sort of a husband a lady looks for. It is often heard saying that a good son would be a good husband too. But I think a man should be more than just a good son to be an ideal or perfect husband.
Here are Eleven Qualities of a Good husband.
1) Be Pleasant: Nobody likes an arrogant man. Be pleasant to everyone around you including your wife, friends and family. Be warm, kind, positive, understanding and friendly. It is often heard said that ‘What we give is what we get back.’ Try to arrive home as cheery and lighthearted as you can even if you had a bad day at office or is physically exhausted after driving through the traffic jams. Just because your wife does not go out to work does not mean that her work is less strenuous. She might have been struggling with the children and the housework all day.
2) Respect the Vows: Faithfulness or Loyalty is one of the ......... click title for the full article.

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