15 things your wife will never ask for (but desperately wants)

She’ll never admit it, but she desperately wants these 15 things.

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  • There are some things women want that they'll never tell their husband. It's not that they're trying to keep it a secret; they just want their husband to do nice things for them without them having to ask. Men, here are 15 things your wife will never ask for (but desperately wants):

  • 1. She wants you to take her side

  • Whether she's venting about something at work or disciplining the kids, support her. You can help her see the other person's side, but make sure to do that in private. Having this conversation in front of others can make her feel hurt and embarrassed, and in the moment, she just wants someone to be on her side.

  • 2. She wants her birthday to be a big deal

  • She puts a lot of time and effort into her children's birthdays - she also wants her own birthday to be something special. Keep your wife in mind while planning her special day. Does she like big parties? Invite the whole family over for dinner and birthday cake. Does she prefer small, intimate moments? Schedule a dinner reservation for the two of you or help the kids make a homemade meal, just for mom.

  • 3. She wants a "thank you"

  • This is something she probably doesn't hear often enough. Your lovely wife works hard to care for the kids, keep the house clean and run errands, but these everyday tasks can easily go unnoticed. Thank your wife the next time she does something for you or your family. Although it seems simple, your appreciation will mean the world to her.

  • 4. She wants to know her hair looks good

  • She needs a second opinion on her outfit and hairstyle before going out, but won't ask you for it. Validate her feelings by telling her she looks stunning in her new dress or that her hair looks particularly nice today. It'll boost her confidence and help make her day.

  • 5. She wants a hug

  • Whether she's feeling up or down, she wants your loving embrace. Hug your wife every day to show her she'll always be yours.

  • 6. She wants someone to listen and understand

  • Of course she wants help solving the problem, but she first wants someone to listen and fully understand the issue. She wants to hear you say, "I'm sorry. That must be hard" before getting your help solving the issue at hand.

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  • 7. She wants your loyalty

  • She doesn't ask for this because she shouldn't have to. Your marriage is a promise to be faithful to one another for the rest of your lives. Show her she'll always be yours by never giving her a reason to question your relationship.

  • 8. She wants a caregiver when she's sick

  • We all know parents don't get sick days. Whether or not you're feeling 100 percent, kids still need to be fed and work still needs done. But you can make your wife's recovery so much easier by sending her to bed and taking care of whatever you can. Make her some soup and help the kids create "get well" cards while she gets some much needed rest.

  • 9. She wants help putting the kids to bed

  • Parenting is a huge responsibility; make sure you're doing your part. Help the kids brush their teeth and change into their pajamas, then help them settle down with a bedtime story.

  • 10. She wants girl's night out

  • She wants to get a pedicure with the girls, go out for ice cream and watch romcoms until she's too tired to keep her eyes open, but feels guilty asking. Without her needing to ask, send your wife out for a girl's night and build a blanket fort with your kids.

  • 11. She wants a guilt-free shopping spree

  • Encourage her to get herself something nice. Set a budget together, and tell her to buy that dress she's been eyeing or the new mascara she's wanted to try for weeks now.

  • 12. She wants her favorite meal (with dessert)

  • Your wife works hard all day (every day) to make your and your children's lives easier. Surprise her with her favorite meal, and if you want bonus points, finish with dessert.

  • 13. She wants you to know when she's on her period

  • She's your wife, so knowing this small but important fact shouldn't be considered TMI anymore. Know when mother nature is taking its course so you can be prepared with everything she needs like feminine supplies, and of course, lots of love.

  • 14. She wants you to be patient with her

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  • Be patient with her always. You never know what kind of day she's had. Don't show annoyance over the piles of laundry, dirty dishes or children running around still in their pajamas when you walk in the door. She's doing the best she can. Whenever you feel your patience slipping, ask yourself what you can do to help her - then do it.

  • 15. She wants you to tell her she's beautiful

  • You know she's gorgeous, but she doesn't always feel that way. Remind her how beautiful she is each day. You might feel like a broken record, but she'll appreciate it every single time.

  • Husbands, do something for your wife today without her asking. Try a few of these ideas, and come up with a few of your own. Love doesn't have to be a grand romantic gesture - it's usually the small, everyday things that your wife holds closest to her heart.

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Shaelynn Miller is a staff writer for FamilyShare who has a passion for writing, video production and photography.

Website: http://shaelynnmiller.weebly.com/

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