Sometimes, women have complicated feelings they don't quite know how to explain. We don't want to come off as rude or say anything hurtful, and we don't like asking for help because we think we can handle everything on our own. So often times, those feelings go unsaid.
We love our sweet husbands, but there are certain things we wish they knew about our minds and how our lives work. Here are a few of those secrets:
1. Sometimes, we don't feel beautiful
I know it's a shocker, but when we roll out of bed, take care of the kids, clean the house and forget to shower until afternoon, we don't feel great about ourselves — let alone beautiful.
We would never ask you to compliment us on our hair or tell us you love the way we did our makeup, but we need our husbands to tell us how beautiful we are. We might deny it and seem embarrassed, but I promise we appreciate it.
We know we're a lot to deal with sometimes and that you don't quite understand how our minds work, but we appreciate it so much when you're loving and patient.
We have a lot of responsibilities, and we sometimes take on too much. When we do this, we're so grateful when you help us out and stay calm during our storm of whatever life is throwing at us at the moment.
3. My life is just as busy and hard as yours
This isn't meant to sound insensitive, because you have no idea how much we appreciate everything you do. Without you, our families would never be able to function.
But we want you to know that our work, whether it's a profession or a stay-at-home parent role, is just as important as yours. When we're home with the kids, we're constantly working, carpooling, cooking, cleaning and making sure everything's running smoothly. I promise we don't just sit and watch TV all day.
No matter how hard we try, we'll never be perfect and we know that. We mess up, we make mistakes, sometimes we try too hard and sometimes we don't try hard enough. We want you to know this, too, so you can understand where we're coming from and help us when we're feeling far from perfect.
5. We love you more than anything in the world
You will never know how much love we have for you. Sometimes as wives, our love comes out as worry, anger and anxiousness, but that's only because we feel the strongest feelings and want the very best for you.
Now that you know some of your wife's little secrets, help her by doing the things she needs and being understanding. Knowing what's going on in your wife's mind will help the two of you grow closer and build a stronger relationship than ever before.
Lindsey loves traveling and shopping, and her favorite place in the whole world is Disneyland. She also loves spending time with her family and cute husband. She is studying Professional and Technical Writing and is part of the content team for FamilyShare.