You married the girl of your dreams, but now you have to make sure you stay the man of her dreams. Whether she stays home with the kids or has an outside job, your wife works hard and needs your help. Step up and do what needs to be done, but don't forget to be romantic and fun sometimes.
Figure out the little, day-to-day things that make your wife happy. The things you did to woo her aren't enough anymore. Does your wife appreciate it when you vacuum, take out the trash, when you shower? Think about ways to help her and make her day go smoother.
Make a habit of the doing the things that make her happy -- before she asks you to. Anticipate what needs to be done and handle it. Don't make a big deal about announcing it and fishing for a compliment every time you help. She'll notice and she'll be appreciative of your efforts.
Be sensitive to changes. Through the years, what makes your wife happy will change. Continue to be observant, to anticipate and to make her happy in new ways.
Do the chores but don't neglect the romance. When the work is out of the way, it's time to have fun and remind your wife of how much you love her. Flowers, romantic dinners, jewelry or just cuddling and watching "chick" movies can help your wife feel appreciated, loved and happy.
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