It’s true… women are complicated, but the implication that women are not easy to please, now that one is a complete fabrication. It’s as easy to make a woman happy as it is to do so for a man.
Want proof? I have listed below 7 easy ways to make your wife happy…
Write her a letter
Adding this one to the list is easy for me… I wrote about it before (in another article about happy wives), and I was reminded about it by The Art of Manliness earlier today.
It’s nearly impossible to NOT be affected emotionally when someone takes the time to handwrite a letter and send it, especially if that person took their time and really put their own feelings into it. Just pull out a couple pieces of paper, a pen, and a few memories… the rest will pretty much take care of itself.
Gather old pictures of the two of you and buy a nice frame for your happy memories
Speaking of memories, what better to bring them out than old pictures of you… from when you met, when you got married, or even when you did something crazy together. It all depends on the mood you want to set.
Take a few of these pictures, get copies, and go to buy one of those collage frames that holds a few pictures… even better if the pictures fit some kind of “theme”, like one of those I just mentioned (your wedding, your honeymoon, your summer together hiking across Europe, whatever it is that brings up memories of you being together and happy…).
Now put the pictures in the frame, and put the frame in a gift box, and give it to her some time when she isn’t expecting anything.
Make her something
When you make her something, it shows that you care enough to give up your time and energy for her… and that’s what ALL non-verbal ways of showing love boil down to in the long run. Making her something just puts it right out in the open.
If you make something durable, you may have something that reminds her of the love you share for years, or even decades, to come, as well.
Not the type to make something? Have something made for her
What if you’re not really the type to make something yourself? Not to worry, you’re covered, too… as long as you spend the time to make sure it’s something that has personal meaning.
Need an example of this one? One year for our anniversary I had a charm bracelet made for her with pictures of each member of the family, our names, our birthstones, etc. That was a few years back, but she still wears it every anniversary, and often when she just feels close to me.
Do her chores
As long as you can do them right, of course. It could be anything, but of course you get extra brownie points if it’s whatever one she hates the most. Whatever you do, take the extra time and effort to make sure that you do, in fact, do it correctly, or this one can backfire…. half-done or wrongly done chores is worse than no chores done at all.
Bring her a flower (her favorite, if you know it) for no reason at all
Roses are acceptable to nearly any woman, but they’re sort of generic at the same time… it’s much more fun, and usually more appreciated, if you get her some other kind, especially if you know her favorite.
This one has been known to occasionally arouse suspicion, but if you really are doing it just to make her happy, it will show… you just have to get through that first couple minutes.
Send her something small just to remind her that you love her
At work or at home, either way works… just find something little, even a knick-knack, that has some personal significance for the two of you, something that shows that you were thinking about her (and the two of you together) in more than just passing, and have it delivered to her.
Brownie points for this one are tied directly to how well it shows you know her, and how unexpected it is.
There you go… seven ways to make your wife happy that are both quick and easy (though making her something could take a bit longer). It’s good to do one of them, or something else like them, about once a month, and though you can customize that to fit your particular relationship, you should be careful of doing them so much that they become one of your chores, and therefore not valued.
Interestingly, all of the actions above, and most of the reasoning, also work for improving your relationship with your daughter, if you have one.
Not enough ways to show your love? I have Part II, with seven more ways, coming out next, and a few from the first time I was writing articles:
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