being a good wife

United States
December 26, 2010 1:52pm CST
My husband and i got married less than two months ago. we spent our first month together then over three weeks apart because he is in the marines. I am living with him now just off of base in california and i just would like some tips on how to be a good wife, and for those of you who are military wives i would like tips on that too. thanks for you time =)
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@Dominique25 (9476)
• United States
4 May 12
I think it is important that you show your husband love and respect. Show him love and care for him by doing things that he likes. Fix him meals that he enjoys, when he's home spend time with him doing the things that he enjoys. Surprise him with little gifts that you know he will appreciate. Tell him often how much you care for him.
@SIMPLYD (78572)
• Philippines
1 Jul 11
Actually, for you to be a good wife to your husband, you have to know what his likes are and what he dislikes. Of course it has to be vice versa, so the two of you could meet half ways on things you might disagree with. But when your husband is around, cook foods that he likes most, because they say that "a way to a man's heart is thru his stomach". Try to be a loving wife to him always. Do not nag. Do not be overly jealous. Give him a time to be with his friends sometimes, just as he would to you and your friends. When he seemed so tired, you can give him a massage. It's also one way of enticing your husband to be intimate with you. Take it from me, happily married for almost 21 years now.
@Kalyni2011 (3503)
• India
14 Jan 11
All that is needed is he should not feel neglected, keep communicating with him via emails, make it kind of exciting love letter, call him occassionaly using phone, if he has computer facility chat with him, using 3G compatibility mobile sets you can see each other while talking.. thanks for sharing kalyani
@dainy1313 (2354)
• Leon, Mexico
8 Jan 11
Dear Nicole, I think it´s not quite easy being far away from your husband. Even emotionally and physically talking. I`m used to be near my man: my husband. I´m so dependent I need his voice, I need his eyes, I need his touch, I need his help at home. I even miss him each morning when he has to go to work. Even when I got pregnant the first time I used to think: well, he´ll leave me for a while, but I have with me a "piece of him". Here at my country, Mexico, we use to say... People can get used to everything except to STARVE. My mother as to many women do, get used to be a lot of time away from her husband, even two or more years. I watch that, and I ask how can they get used?? I don´t know how. But I am sure that if you both really love one each other, God will bless you, and will help you find the way to mediate your lack of spare time. You both may feel the support of the World Wide Marriage Encounter, you can browse for it, it is a nice way to find an "island" for you two. You need to be strong enough, so that your husband can findlove and peace in you each time when he is back, don´t argue with him, never, the little time he´s in land, profit that time and love him so much. My best blessings... DAINY
@aprilsong (1886)
• China
29 Dec 10
First,congraduations to you!Well,i think you will be a good wife,because from your words,i know you are a kind soft woman. Since he is in the marine,you will have to be away from each other for some time.It is a little hard,especially for you,a new married couple.And it will be more hard when you two have kids. Because when he is not at home,all the burdons of the houseworks will lay on your shoulders.So you two need more understanding. Another thing to be a good wife is to get along with his parents as well as you can.Because there are lots of couples who quarrel because of in-laws problems.Try to take care of his parents when he is not at home.He will appreciate it very much and love you more. Best wishes to you!
@Shar05 (4)
• United States
29 Dec 10
Being a good wife you can simply just be yourself. I'm a military wife in Washington. We live on base with our children. I make sure my husband and kids have a safe and clean environment all the time. Since I'm a stay home mom I make sure my husband doesnt have to clean but he still take out the trash and help around the house. I dont want him getting use to the idea of not helping.
@buggles64 (2715)
• United States
26 Dec 10
All you really need to be a good wife is to be honest,communicate, make time for each other, and make your hubby feel appreciated. Let him know you are happy that he chose you to be his wife, it's like a badge..wear it proudly!