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    Housekeeping Monthly 13 May 1955.
    (given to me by DP (dear Partner)

    : Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious
    meal ready, on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you
    have been thinking about him and are concerned about his needs. Most men
    are hungry when they come home and the prospects of a good meal
    (especially his favourite dish) is part of the warm welcome needed.

    : Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you'll be refreshed when he
    arrives. Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh
    looking. He has just been with a lot of work weary people.

    : Be a little *** and a little more interesting for him. His boring day may
    need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it.

    : Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the
    house just before your husband arrives.

    : Gather up schoolbooks, toys, paper etc and then run a dustcloth over the
    tables.

    : Over the cooler months of the year you should prepare and light a fire for
    him to unwind by. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest
    and provide you with immense personal satisfaction.

    : Prepare the children. Take a few minutes to wash the children's hands
    and faces (if they are small), comb their hair and , if necessary, change
    clothes. They are little treasures and he would like to see them playing
    the part. Minimise all noise. At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise
    of the washer, dryer or vacuum. Try to encourage the children to be
    quiet.

    : Be happy to see him.

    : Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please
    him.

    : Listen to him. You may have a dozen important things to tell him, but the
    moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first - remember, his
    topics of conversation are more important than yours.

    : Make the evening his. Never complain if he comes home late or goes out to
    dinner or other places of entertainment without you. Instead, try to
    understand his world of strain and pressure and his very real need to be at
    home and relax.

    : Your goal: Try to make sure your home is a place of peace , order and
    tranquility where your husband can renew himself in body and spirit.

    : Don't greet him with complaints and problems.

    : Don't complain if he's late home for dinner or even if he stays out
    all night. Count this as minor compared to what he might have gone
    through that day.

    : Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or have
    him lie down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him.

    : Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low
    soothing and plessant voice.

    : Don't ask him questions about his actions or question his judgment or
    integrity. Remember, he is the master of the house and as such will always
    exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness. You have no right to
    question him.

    : A good wife always knows her place.


    :
    come sit down beside me, I said to myself,
    and although it didnt make sense, I held my own hand as a small sign of trust,
    and together, I sat on the fence" :rolleyes:

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    Oh my heavens......no wonder I'm single!!

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    I guess I qualify for Worst Wife of the Year! :lol:
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    I personally would like to see the : good hunsband's guide !

    lol
    come sit down beside me, I said to myself,
    and although it didnt make sense, I held my own hand as a small sign of trust,
    and together, I sat on the fence" :rolleyes:

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    This would be funnier if it weren't the message I was brought up with! When my dad left for work at 6:30, my mom would get up 1/2 hour before him to dress (always in a skirt) and put on make up. She thinks it's so wrong for me to stay in bed when my dh goes to work!!
    Sharon

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    Change all of the "he's" to "she's" and then we'll be talking!!
    Susan

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    So many reasons to stay single for me. :lol:

    Is this a guide for a wife or a slave? :rolleyes:

    I know people who live their lives like this though. I'm not one of them.

    Ashlee
    I affirm the following: I am spirit, light, energy,vibration, color, and love. I am so much more than I give myself credit for.

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    I personally think this is a lovely picture of tender care and one that as I wife I should aspire to. It supports the Biblical admonition that we should think more about others than ourselves and treat each other beter than we treat ourselves. Instead of looking out for ourselves, I believe we should look out for others. I should wish to do that most for the one that is closest to me, a part of me, the two who became "one" in marriage.

    Thank you for posting it, it has encouraged me to do better as a wife in loving and caring for my husband. Thanks again!
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