10 Things To Avoid If You Do Not Want To Ruin Your Marriage
Author: Schalk Lubbe
Author: Schalk Lubbe
Marriage Is Your Most Important Relationship
Marriage is the most important relationship of your life. Nothing else comes even close to the importance of your relationship with your wife. Why is this? Because life was designed to be built on the foundation of a stable family life, which in turn is built upon a good marital relationship. If every marriage was a happy, fulfilling, stable relationship there would be much less problems in the world. I know this sounds like a sweeping statement, but it has been proven over and over again that destructive behavior often stems from either having a bad marriage or having grown up in a house where there was one.
How To Avoid Ruining Your Marriage?
If you do the things mentioned warned against below, you will be guaranteed to ruin your marriage, or at least destroy any relationship that you might have had with your wife. Therefore you have to pay close attention to them if you want to maintain a sound relationship with your wife (or if you want to improve your relationship).
Rule 1: Never Be Unfaithful To Your Wife
This is a biggie. Marriage is sacred - whether you are religious or not. Being unfaithful to your wife not only proves to her that you disrespect her, but also that you are untrustworthy. Simply never even think about doing it, much less actually doing it. The excitement of an illicit affair is simply not worth the pain it brings.
Rule 2: Never Lie To Your Wife
Being truthful, and speaking only the truth, is the only way to ensure that you are never "caught out." If you lie to your wife you will be caught out at some stage, and then she will wonder how many other lies you have told her, and whether you can be trusted at all. It might be painful to tell the truth, but it is always less painful than being caught out lying.
Rule 3: Never Listen Half-heartedly When She Talks
Not listening when someone speaks is rude and shows disrespect for the person. If you do this your wife will grow to resent talking to you, and that is not a good position to get into in your relationship. Concentrate on what she says, and respond intelligently.
Rule 4: Don't Neglect To Assist With Household Tasks
This is an area where many men are guilty. If you do not assist your wife with the household tasks you communicate to her that she is only your slave. On its own it can already destroy any feelings that your wife has for you, and together with the other things we mention it just makes things worse. Help her with household tasks - and not only every now and then either. No, make it a habit to help her, and watch how her respect for you grows.
Rule 5: Do Not Point Out Her Shortcomings
We all have shortcomings because nobody is perfect. I bet you don't like it when someone points out your shortcomings to you, do you? No? Then do you think your wife enjoys it? Of course she doesn't. And she likes it even less when the person closest to her - her husband - is the one bringing it up. Only someone with a caveman attitude could argue that she "just has to take it" because she is inferior in any case. She is not inferior - God has made her extra special, in fact.
Rule 6: Do Not Lie On The Couch / Watch TV While She Works
We get back to the slave issue again. In the previous article I already pointed out that you should not let your wife get the impression that she is only a slave to you. Lying on the couch and leaving your wife to do all the work is nothing other than letting her be your slave. This type of behavior screams at your wife that you have no respect for her. If you indulge in this behavior you should NOT be surprised if she leaves you for someone who treats her with respect.
Rule 7: Help Her With The Children
We are decades past the time when it was the "little woman's job" to raise the kids, while her husband went out with his buddies. Not helping her with the kids - that YOU helped her produce, by the way - is not only part of your responsibility, but will also strengthen your relationship both with your wife and your children. An actively involved father is one way of ensuring well-balanced kids.
Rule 8: Do Not Compare Her To Other Women
How many guys can be married to the most beautiful woman on earth? Only one, because there is only one most beautiful woman. The others are second most beautiful, third most beautiful, etc. So there are ample opportunities to see women with lovelier hair, more beautiful eyes, trimmer figures, better legs, a tighter butt, slimmer tummy, etc. than your wife. But do you really have to pint this out? How would you like it if she begins to compare you to Kevin Costner, Brad Pitt and Leonardo di Caprio? Or to the better looking guy next door? Keep away from this destructive behavior and rather look for things to compliment her on. That will build you relationship rather than breaking it.
Rule 9: Do Not Criticize Everything She Does
Remember that criticism is one of the most destructive things we can do, so beware of this. If you want to criticize, rather think of another way of approaching the issue. Instead of saying, "Not fish again? You know I hate fish!" you could say, "Honey, even though I don't like fish, I know that the Omega oils are good for me and that you prepare it because you care for my health." That takes the criticism - and therefore the sting - out of what you say.
Rule 10: Do Not Leave Her Sexually Unsatisfied
A proper orgasm (or two or three or four orgasms) is something that gives your wife massive joy. It is your task, no your privilege, to assist her to reach massively satisfying, mind blowing orgasms. You should not have a "get" attitude towards sex (getting what you want), but rather a "give" attitude (giving her what she wants). If you just get on her, and roll over once you are done, then there is no joy in it for your wife. Remember that to your wife sex is almost as much an emotional act as it is a physical one. Learn all you can about becoming the type of lover for whom your wife will be glad to strip her clothes because you satisfy both her emotional and physical sexual needs.
The husband who does the things warned against in this article shows his lack of love and respect for his wife by doing them. If you do the these 10 things that this article warns about, you will be showing your lack of love and respect for your wife. By avoiding them, you will be communicating to your wife that she is in fact the most important person in your life.
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About the Author
If you want to improve your relationship with your wife, I would like to invite you to join me in further discovering the detailed things that your wife wants from a good husband. You can learn many more tips in my eBook which focuses on the things you have to do to be the type of husband your wife wants. Go to http://www.GoodHusbandSecrets.com to get your own copy of this amazing eBook and start applying its tips today. Thanks for reading, and I wish you a long, happy, fulfilling marriage - Schalk Lubbe
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