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CAIRO –1 July 2017: Enjoying a successful marriage requires many different ingredients, such as love, commitment, honesty and loyalty. However what you don’t often hear people talk about is the specific ways a wife can be supportive to her husband. Supporting your spouse is very important if you want to have a successful and long-lasting marriage.
Here are four ways to support your husband according to women’s advice websites The Classy Chapter and IMom.
Listen to him:
Listen to your husband when he speaks; don’t shut him down just because you are not interested. A wife should be the one person who a husband feels he can talk to and share his secrets and interests with. Hence when a wife listens to her husband, he will feel that she supports him and he will engage more comfortably and openly in conversation and questions.
Take his advice:
Show him that you value his advice by asking for his input on your plans occasionally, for example when choosing that night’s dinner menu. By including your husband in your everyday decisions you exhibit care and respect for his opinions.
Being honest with you husband is a major component of marriage and will make a relationship last. For instance, when discussing new ideas and opinions it is crucial to be honest because that shows your husband that you care and respect him. Laying out why you like an idea or dislike it is important as it will help you and your husband work as a team to solve problems.
If you don’t like football and your husband does, try to take an interest and understand the game to watch it with him. It is important to him to watch his favorite team playing football; hence he would be grateful that you want to support his interest even if it may not be your first choice of activity.