What do you think constitutes being a good wife?

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What do you think constitutes being a good wife?

Post: # 235710Post Mrs H »

After a chat with someone yesterday I am curious as to what you guys think makes a good wife!
I have quite an old fashioned view on it and I try and make sure that r house is clean and tidy, washing done, dinner cooked etc!! We have a laugh together and I always encourage him to head out for about of him time. What do u guys think?

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Same for husband and wife for me. The person needs to be your best friend and someone who totally supports you. My 'job' as the wife in the relationship is to be here whenever he needs me, to give him a kick up the backside whenever he needs one, and to help him achieve his dreams.

Although I do most of the household tasks, I don't see that as my wifey role, same as I don't see it as his role to go out to work.

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A wifes Job is to be happy and fullfilled, giving and loving, nurturing and cherish the life, the family and herself.

Oh and to do the Ironing.
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What's this ironing you speak of?

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A good wife should have small feet.

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MKG wrote:A good wife should have small feet.

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A good wife should have warm feet. :iconbiggrin:
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Post: # 235741Post Milims »

Not killing your husband!
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Post: # 235743Post red »

Milims wrote:Not killing your husband!
its probably a good first step
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Post: # 235755Post Green Aura »

I concur with the previous 2 statements but it's the husband that should have the warm feet, how else can I warm mine? And I definitely think it's every wife's duty to teach her husband how to iron his own shirts once in their relationship, after that he's on his own. :lol:

On a more serious note we both do everything, washing, dish washing, cooking (although if I didn't do the lions share I'd get mighty sick of pasta with oil and garlic!), cleaning and bringing up the kid (even though she's now 25 :shock: ). He does heavier things and one day I'll teach him how to clean the bath, although as the new one is still upended in the bathroom that will have to wait.

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Sorry, can't help. Still stubbornly single. Even after two offers of marriage: one from a complete stranger, rather drunker than sober, who walked up to me on Hanham High Street and proposed. The other from an elderly Canadian gentleman after I helped him out when he went round the T45cos roundabout the wrong way - I was a bit surprised his first wife (who was sat in the car at the time) didn't complain (or comment on his driving). I guess he probably thought she was the perfect wife.

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Post: # 235909Post Puddleduck »

Same as what makes a good husband, a kind heart, a sense of humour and the ability to know when to get the hell out of my space!

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Post: # 235918Post kit-e-kate »

I suspect that we ladies/girls/wives/women might be overthinking this one a bit....

I reckon that we feel the need to be many things to our other halves; loving, strong, caring, equal, honest, supportive, humorous, interesting, attractive, and loads of other things besides. I also think that a thread like this shows we are consciously interested in achieving the right balance and blend.

BUT I'm not sure that men are that bothered by these subtleties though, and that many men would be thrilled simply to have a wife who cooks really well, knows which spanner to hand him, and, erm.. how shall i put this? "Never has a headache" :shock:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post: # 235921Post MKG »

Oh dear - I really hope not, kit-e-kate.

(For the record, there have been times in my life when I've prayed for the onset of headache :lol: ).

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Post: # 235926Post mrsflibble »

chickenchargrill wrote:Same for husband and wife for me. The person needs to be your best friend and someone who totally supports you. My 'job' as the wife in the relationship is to be here whenever he needs me, to give him a kick up the backside whenever he needs one, and to help him achieve his dreams.

Although I do most of the household tasks, I don't see that as my wifey role, same as I don't see it as his role to go out to work.
as above.

but also to be really really filthy when needed.
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Post: # 235938Post Milims »

I think I must have been a cr@p wife - I go rid of him! I seem to be a great mistress tho! :wink: :lol:
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And let us be kind
Let us be silly and free
It won't make us famous
It won't make us rich
But damn it how happy we'll be!
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