Sometimes, husbands say things to their wives that make their hearts melt. Unfortunately, this doesn't occur often, primarily because husbands are not completely plugged in to the niceties of phraseology.
Grunting and shrugging seem to be the communication de jour. So, to help all husbands and husbands-to-be, here are just seven of the many phrases that came from Facebook posts, mostly women's, that'll make your wife's heart melt.
1. "I've been waiting for a girl like you to come in to my life."
Foreigner wasn't wrong when they penned this phrase and sang it to millions. One female Facebook poster, stated, "This song is one of my favorites because my husband John quotes lines from a song and sings them to me."
So, what that means, husbands, you ought to try out your singing skills and sing to your wife, not just any song, but one that has some meaning like the first song you listened to together.
Remember, you won't be singing to millions. Just one: your wife.
2. "I have chocolate for you."
It is a known fact that women love chocolate. Actually, even men love chocolate, but how often do we men in reality bring chocolate home to our wives?
It may be a simple thing, but chocolate is a comfort food. Even the researchers say there are some health benefits associated with eating the right kind of chocolate. Of course, it doesn't have to be chocolate. It could be a number of things: flowers, a written poem, tickets to the theater, or a quart of her favorite ice cream.
3. "You do not need makeup because you have a beautiful face without it."
This phrase came from a newlywed who used to work at Miles Community College in Montana. She said they were on their way out to eat. She asked her husband whether she should put on makeup before they went to the restaurant. He didn't hesitate when he uttered this phrase, which literally made her heart melt because she was beautiful to him, with or without makeup.
This phrase came from a young woman who is a single parent. Her life has been challenging at best, and she always wanted to hear this phrase. She said, "Life is wonderful yet difficult. When things get hectic a helping, loving hand is always appreciated. Love in action melts my heart."
We husbands need to always be asking how we can help. More importantly, we probably should not even have to ask if we are observant enough. If you see dishes in the sink, just do them.
5. "I was wrong. Will you forgive me? What can I do to make things right? "
This phrase is probably one of the most important ones husbands can express. Often, husbands do such stupid things that irritate and aggravate their spouses. And, even more often, we frequently shrug our way through life without saying "I'm sorry" and really meaning it.
6. "You are my sweetheart, and I wish I could take your pain away. "
Husbands probably have caused some, maybe even most, of the pain. The key to this phrase is to be honest and forthcoming and meaning what you say. Then, just do it and begin injecting pure joy into your relationship.
Part of this pure joy hinges on the mere fact that your wife should be your best friend forever, no matter what. Friends talk, do things together, think of each other first. When our wives are also our best friends, if we show how much we really care, there won't be much pain.
7. "I love to see you smile, and you are all mine!"
Wow! Smiles can be such powerful things.
A few years ago, Eric Savitz wrote in a Forbes magazine article that "smiling is an untapped power." It's no wonder that smiling from either spouse can create an incredibly happy atmosphere. So smile away often and come to understand this untapped power.
While these are just a few of the phrases that cause your wife's heart to melt, there are many, many more. You may want to experiment every day. Becoming close to each other and becoming one will generate a life of happiness and success.
Darrel Hammon likes being outdoors, growing things and seeing things the way they could be. You can read more of his musings at darrelhammon.blogspot.com. He and his wife worked as welfare volunteers in the Caribbean.