Do you bring out the monster or princess in your wife?

We can't enjoy happiness in ourselves if we aren't creating happiness in others.

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  • Men: to have a happy wife, you must be invested in getting to know her. You can no longer rely on her telling you what you can do to make her happy. It is imperative you learn what to do to make her happy on your own.

  • A sweet good morning kiss before you leave for work and a tender kiss when you get home from a long day is a small and powerful acknowledgement of your undying love. It solidifies your commitment to the family the two of you have created together. Along with a kiss, keep these 11 things in mind to bring out the princess in your wife:

  • Commitment is everything

  • Men; for a moment try to imagine if your wife decided to look after the home and children but only after she has had her hair done, gone to lunch with friends, went shopping, worked out at the gym and went to work. How would you feel? How do you think your children would feel if they discovered they were not a priority?

  • Now, reverse the roles. How do you think your wife feels when your whole life revolves around your career, relationships with friends, sports and the obsession with making money?

  • There are many reasons why your kind wife can at times seem distant and seem more like a monster than a princess. Avoid the disconnect between the two of you by recommitting to your marriage.

  • A happy wife is the secret to a good marriage

  • This principle is so easy yet so difficult! Take the time to understand the small things that make your wife the happiest. Your attention to the little things will not go unnoticed and will help your wife be her happiest.

  • Kiss her

  • Kiss her, adore her, hug her and tell her you love her every single day.

  • Keep your promises

  • Women value men who keep their word. Be honest in what you say and in what you do. Keep your word and keep your girl happy.

  • Make time

  • Set aside time just for her. It may be something small like a foot massage after a long day or a candlelit dinner in your backyard. Create small moments the two of you can enjoy together.

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  • Small gifts

  • Offering a small gift can turn the tides in your relationship with your wife. It does not have to be expensive or extravagant. It can be a wildflower picked on the side of the road or a letter left in her car. A small offering is a clear and powerful reminder you were thinking about her.

  • Dress up for her

  • Women adore when their man looks dapper, confident and smart. Your wife can easily see you as a successful man that can provide, protect and love her.

  • Be aware of guy time

  • When you value the time spent out on the town with your guy friends more than the intimate and special time with your wife, you are creating an emotional disconnect between the two of you. Yes, there is time for the two of you to enjoy the company of your friends. However, emphasizing the time spent with your spouse is a priority that will help heal feelings of neglect.

  • Be interested the things she likes

  • To let your wife know you are invested in your relationship, show interest in the things she cares the most about. More importantly, pay attention to the things she says. A wife will be as happy as a princess if she feels she is listened to.

  • Make her laugh

  • Believe me, every woman is a sucker for a man who can make her laugh. If you take everything too seriously and are quick to anger, situations in your marriage will cause resentment and hurt feelings in your home.

  • Do not forget the romance

  • Remind her that chivalry is not dead. Surprise her by opening her car door, pull her chair out at dinner, compliment her on her appearance as well as her many talents. I promise these small offerings will not go unnoticed. Your wife will appreciate your attention to details and she will be reminded why she fell in love with you in the first place.

  • If you want your marriage to work, stay close and remind her you love her.

  • This article has been adapted and translated from the original, "Solo para hombres: haz que desaparezca el ogro y regrese la princesa,_" which was published on Familias.com.

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