Role Of A Wife: 17 Things To Do For A Happy Marriage

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A supportive wife helps a man push his limits, achieve his dreams, and be successful in life. So what exactly is the role of a wife in a man’s life? We answer the question in this post. A good wife brings positive changes in a man. She guides him to the right path and stands by him through thick and thin. She takes care of the children and manages everything at home, almost singlehandedly. She is a multitasker who manages work and home with precision. Keep reading this post as we discuss the role a wife plays in a man’s life and why she is indispensable to her family.

The Role Of A Wife

Marriage transforms the life of a woman; from a pampered carefree girl, she evolves into a responsible wife ready to take on the duties of a wife. Let’s see what those duties are:

  1. Love him unconditionally: In a marriage, a man wants to be liked, loved, and appreciated just like a woman does. As a wife, give unconditional love to your husband physically and emotionally. Appreciate him generously and nurture him as your child. And what do you get in return? His unconditional love, of course.
  1. Help him: Who said men don’t need help? All of us need help and support. Become your husband’s helping hand during tough times. Whenever he seeks your help, be proactive in supporting him. He will do the same when you require his assistance.
  1. Keep his honor/ dignity: Don’t talk negative about your husband to your family, friends, or relatives. Don’t fight with him or criticize him in front of others. Don’t indulge in gossiping about your husband. If you have any issues, sort it out between the two of you.
  1. Support him: A wife should stand by her husband and work together as a team. Whether it is daily routines or achieving long-term goals, you need to support your husband in all his ventures and endeavors. He will be glad to have you beside him in every step he takes.
  1. Be available: A wife needs her husband’s company, and a husband needs his wife’s. Be there for him when he wants to talk to you. Listen to him and advice him if required, and take care of his needs. It shows that you love and care for him.
  1. Respect him: Respect is mutual. Value his opinions and respect him for what he is. If you disagree with him, do not disrespect him but put across your point softly. When you give respect, you earn respect.
  1. Fulfil his needs: Cook for him, take care of him when he is unwell or uplift his mood when he is stressed out, just like he fulfills your needs.
  1. Be faithful to your husband: Once married, you have to remain loyal and committed to your husband, no matter what. Do not give him scope to question your faithfulness. And expect the same from him.
  1. Seek his opinion: When you seek your husband’s opinion, it doesn’t make you any lesser. In fact, it shows you value his opinion and respect him.
  1. Cook for him: Dish out healthy meals for your husband as well as you. Avoid the temptation of grabbing some junk food on the way to work. You may ask your husband to help you in the kitchen, and that could be a good way to spend more time with each other.
  1. Respect your in-laws: Irrespective of the differences in culture or lifestyle, respect them as they are your husband’s parents; you would want your husband to respect your parents, wouldn’t you?
  1. Take care of household duties: Keep the house in order, tidy and clean. Seek help from your husband and children. Allot them some duties to do every day. This way, each person feels responsible towards their role in the family.
  1. Be responsible: Being a responsible wife is a blessing to the family because she knows what to do and how to do. Be responsible in running the household, managing your finances, and taking care of your children.
  1. Be patient: Patience doesn’t come easily. When you are multi-tasking every day with your responsibilities at home, and things don’t go as you plan, the last thing you think about is patience. But try having it and you will not regret it. Imagine, you are in a hurry to rush to work, your husband asks you something silly and you blast him. But later in the day, you realize that he was only trying to be playful with you. Had you been more patient in the morning, the day would have been better both for you and your husband.
  1. Educate your children: Parenting is a responsibility of both the mother and father. But, a mother plays a significant role in educating her children, as she understands them inside-out, and has the patience and time to sit with them.
  1. Safeguard your home: You must protect your home from strangers and people who try to inject venomous thoughts in your family members. You should also keep away yourself from individuals who have a lot of negativity in them.
  1. Take care of yourself: No, this is not the last thing to do. In fact, you should focus on yourself before you take care of others because your family can be happy and healthy only if you are happy and healthy. Don’t burden yourself with responsibilities. Seek help from the others in the family, take a break and relax. This will keep you smiling and a smiling wife will be the most pleasing thing to see for a husband.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How should a wife treat her husband?

A wife should treat her husband with love and respect. A good wife is her husband’s best friend, guide, critic, and cheerleader. So, reiterate your love and show you care for him through your actions.

2. How can a wife support her husband?

Lend him a listening ear when he wants to talk and cheer him up when he feels down. Be emotionally available, encourage him to pursue his dreams and make sure you always have his back.

3. How to be a responsible wife?

Try to understand your husband and accept him the way he is. Take time to communicate your thoughts and feelings and iron out differences promptly. Shun unrealistic expectations and keep things light.

The role of a wife in a marriage is essential to bring positivity and keep the family stronger. Husbands need love, compassion, care, respect, and support from their better half to push their limits and achieve life goals. Your love and encouragement can be his power. Most women take charge of household duties and care and education of their children. You may maintain your dignity and self-respect while caring for your husband and family. It is also important to find time for yourself and achieve your life goals.

What do you think about the role of the wife in a marriage? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Kalpana M

Kalpana Nadimpalli graduated in English Literature and Psychology. Her fascination for the corporate world made her do a Masters in Business Administration from Andhra University. Being a mother of two boys, she could naturally fit into the shoes of a writer at MomJunction. She wrote articles on new parenting and relationships. Previously, Kalpana worked as a product information specialist and... more

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Dr. Carlos Juan Carmona-Goyena is a board licensed therapist in the USA and Puerto Rico with a specialty in couples, families, and relationships. Dr. Carlos possesses a PhD in Counseling Psychology granted at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. His two-decade professional experience also includes scientific research in family emotional and relational processes and its effect on psychological functioning. Dr.... more