I admire you for researching how to be a better wife. It takes a bit of humbleness to admit that you have room for improvement. We all have some amount of pride that gets in the way of taking ownership of our role in making our relationships better. I guarantee that if you work on being a better wife your marriage will be better. It doesn’t mean that your husband will acknowledge or even appreciate your effort. However, don’t let that stop you from doing your part.
How To Be A Better Wife
- Tell Your Husband About Your Plan – It helps sometimes for your husband to know how you feel. If you don’t think you have been the best wife you could be, confess this to your husband. If he has any common sense he will appreciate the fact that you are admitting you are not perfect.
- Don’t Expect Anything From Your Husband – Your husband may or may not feel as though he has any room for improvement. In fact, he might think that if you are a better wife, your marriage will be perfect. Don’t change just because you want your husband to change.
- Give Yourself Time To Change – Old habits are hard to break. Just because you fall back into habits you have held for years, don’t beat yourself up. As long as you are getting better and exchanging old bad habits for new healthier ones, you are on the right path.
- Focus On One Issue At A Time – You might have one issue or you might have ten. Try to concur one at a time. Perhaps you have control issues, you are easily angered by the small stuff and you like flip out when your husband doesn’t listen to you. You could work on how you react to your husbands behavior but to try to do that and communicate better and be more conscious of how money is spent would probably result in you failing at trying to be a better wife.
Learning how to be a better wife is really quite easy. If you focus on yourself rather than your husband’s many faults you will succeed. He might not appreciate the new and improved you and there could be some changes he dislikes. The best point I can make is that if things aren’t quite right in your marriage you need to try and fix them. Doing nothing is the worst thing you can do. Work on being a better wife should by default improve your marriage. For other tips on improving your marriage, please see here; Saving Your Marriage