I found this book 150 Secrets to a Happy Wife by Joe Gumm extremely entertaining and something which I can truly relate to. This is one guy who really understands how a women’s mind work and knows how to really make them happy.In the thirteen chapters of his book he gives an in depth insight to how women think and relate to the people(males) around them.
Joe calls upon his own personal experiences as examples to “educate” other males on how they can avoid potential nasty situations which he faced due to situations with his own wife which he tackled badly. An example was when he really messed up with his comment to his then six-month pregnant wife that the pregnancy was not just about her and her cravings but the baby too. He was sure that he would have suffered hell if his wife wasn’t benevolent towards him that night.
There are certain parts of the book which I really like.
It’s all about her idea #29: Walk with her, not in front of her
I personally do get very annoyed when R is walking in front of me and expects me to follow behind him carrying the baby or holding on to one or two of the kids. If we are going out with all the kids I understand that it’s difficult to walk five abreast. However if it is just us and the baby it really irks me as he can just walk off without even turning around to see where we are. I’m not your maid and don’t expect me to walk behind you. I may get super annoyed and start storming off in the opposite direction.
It’s all about her idea #45: Quit messing around on the computer/phone
This is really true for me. What I can’t understand if why guys need to be so “connected” all the time. I rather see them spending more quality time bonding with the kids or even me then that electronic object.Sometimes I can get so annoyed that I really feel like trashing the new phone which he bought. Whoever is that ” genius” which invented pushmail as an app on the phone. Is it really so important to stay so “connected” ?? As if I’m really doubt that he is so eager to reply to my e-mails at the first instance.
It’s all about her idea #59: Give her a card and write a poem
Joe writes about that it may be easier to write then to say for certain man. It has been ages since I have received a card or a poem. In fact the only time I remember getting one from R was during our courtship days. It would definitely be a nice gesture to receive one.
It’s all about her idea #90: Buy her that one thing
she’s always wanted
I’m certain that I too will be very happy if I receive the item which I always wanted. I’m sure R knows which item it is.
With 150 tips I am sure there are several which you can relate to and wish your spouse is able to do for you. It would be best if your guy is able to read the book himself. I gave this to R but he hasn’t really read through it as yet so I’m “highlight” all the relevant parts here for him in this post.
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