All grocery stores and most convenience stores sell flowers. Two dozen roses on Valentine's Day is one thing — if not horribly cliche — but the man who comes through the door on a random weekday with a humble bunch of blooms in his hand is the man who blows his wife away.
We, men, keep lists in our heads. There are hundreds of things that need to be done around the house and we are aware of them. They’re on a list in our noggins—precisely where nobody can see them.
Once you have the list, start crossing stuff off. Let’s be honest — much of the stuff on that list won’t take long at all, so look it over and attack. When you’re asked, “What are you doing?” simply reply, “I’m crossing stuff off the list.”
If there was a pizza slice that showed how worry is shared across the minds of men and women — my slice would be so thin I’d starve. The worry of most women is like the iceberg that sank the Titanic — there’s the bit you can see, but the part that will rip a hole in your steel hull is hidden below the surface.
This isn’t about the things that are on your list. That list is for things that are not part of your regular routine. This one is about taking on a task she expects to have to do herself.
This is so easy. Grab a card from the store or make your own. Write a few sweet things you’ve been thinking about her and pop them in the mail to her at work or home.
Strengthen your relationship by expressing admiration for your wife to your mother-in-law. Avoid negative comparisons and instead focus on the qualities you love and admire about your wife. Building a strong bond between them is key.
Address the imbalance of childcare responsibilities by actively taking on a greater share. Challenge traditional gender roles and work together as partners to create a more equal and balanced parenting dynamic. It's within our power to redefine societal norms and promote fairness in family care.
My wife likes lots of things I don’t get, like country music and playing solitaire on her phone. I know it sounds too simple, but making an effort to get to know an interest of your lady that you’ve dismissed for years is an incredibly powerful gesture.
I don’t know what this means to you because it’s all relative, but consider this the “big surprise party” of the list. This should be something that takes time to plan and finesse to execute. It might be sending her off for a spa day while you paint a room.