Am I A Good Wife?

Reminders about what actually makes us a good spouse | Marriage thoughts from realmarriedlife.comEarly this morning, Ben and I had such a sweet time talking – coffee for him, hot tea for me.  We were reminiscing, sharing funny thoughts. . . it was one of those great mornings together before we rushed off to start the day.  As we were talking, Ben told me I was a good wife.  What a wonderfully sweet thing to say.

It should have put a smile on my face to receive such a compliment from him – the only qualified judge of that.  But it didn’t.  I started to tear up and told him I didn’t believe him.  And I really didn’t.  I just felt guilty.  I told him of all the things around the house I hadn’t finished, the chores I was behind on, the things I hadn’t accomplished, the lack of time I had to focus on doing stuff for him – all qualifying me as a “bad wife.”

Have you ever felt like that?  That your success or failure all depends on [Read more…]

How Stereotypes Can Cripple Your Marriage

Gender Stereotypes and how they can cripple your marriageIf you haven’t figured it out yet, men and women are different.

My whole life I heard the male/female stereotypes.  Men are from mars, women are from venus.  Men are like waffles, women are like spaghetti.  Some differences are useful for a good laugh.  Like ones about driving.  Or [Read more…]