How To Be A Good Wife: 17 Ways To Improve Your Relationship

Written by Harini Natarajan

Relationships works based on mutual understanding and individual efforts of partners, and marriage is no exception. If you are about to get married, you must desire to be the ideal partner to your husband and stand by him no matter what. This willingness to understand your husband, respect the relationship, and work as the string to bind the family is what makes a woman an ideal wife and a nurturer. Scroll down to check out the qualities that can make you a loving and caring wife.

Qualities Of A Good Wife

1. Express Your Love

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Even though you have been married for quite some time and love him deeply, it is crucial to express that at times. Expressing your emotions and your love helps the relations thrive.

You do not need to make grand gestures. Small things like making him his favorite breakfast, a sweet morning message, or a peck on his cheek are enough to show that how much you adore him. You can also take out time for both – go on dates or cook together to keep the spark alive and show him how much you love his company.

2. Be His Best Friend

Try to be your husband’s best friend and be his support system. Best friends stick to each other in all situations. They share their deepest secrets and be partners in crime. There is nothing as pure as the love that they share. When you develop a close friendship with your husband, it will strengthen the relationship, help develop true intimacy, and bring transparency and lots of positivity. This will develop trust and let him open up to you and be honest.

3. Celebrate His Achievements

You both work hard to keep your family together, and both of you must celebrate each other’s success and achievements. Work as a team to sail through the tough times, and once it is over, celebrate the milestone. If your husband has made important strides at his workplace and home, acknowledge his efforts, and celebrate his hard work. This will build his confidence and encourage him to do better.

4. Listen To Him

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You are his lifeline when things get hard. So, offer to listen to him when he is having a bad day at work or is upset about something. Let him talk out his concerns and worries. Listening often helps release the pent-up stress.

Also, do not just listen – try to understand your husband’s perspective. Pay attention to him, and attempt to understand his words. This will assure him that you have got his back whenever he needs it. This will also help clear his mind and think clearly.

5. Communicate Effectively

Communication is critical to any relationship. Being open about your needs helps your husband understand your feelings and thoughts. Similarly, initiate communication with your husband to understand him. If there is any issue or conflict, talk to him to understand his perspective. Avoiding communication can lead to resentment, which may affect marital harmony. Express your feelings freely and discuss the problems as communication can resolve many misunderstandings.

6. Be Honest With Him

Honesty and trust are the building blocks of any relationship. Being honest about your feelings and issues strengthens the bond as no problem goes unaddressed. Make a point to discuss everything with your husband before it goes to a point where it may cause a rift. Honesty builds trust, which will eventually help you form a stable relationship.

7. Give Your Husband Space

Marriage brings a lot of obligations to the family. From paying the bills to taking care of household needs, both of you have things to take care of. However, do not forget that both of you have obligations towards yourself.

Just like you need some “me-time,” allow your husband to decompress and enjoy time by himself. If he had a busy week at work or came back from a stressful family event, allow him to take a break, go somewhere, enjoy his time with his friends without being questioned about his whereabouts.

8. Support His Goals

Be it your husband’s career, hobbies, or anything that he wants to pursue – he will need your support. Ask him how you can help him achieve his goals or help him finish a task. Support him by offering constructive criticism to encourage him to improve and be productive in whatever he is doing.

9. Pick The Right Fights

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Differences are common in any relationship, and you should try to sort them out with patience. Listen to understand the situation and sort out issues without arguments. If your partner is in a bad mood, avoid initiating any arguments that may lead to fights. Try to evaluate the consequences of an argument. Pick your fights wisely and ask yourself – Is it really worth fighting for? Avoid fighting over trivial issues.

10. Respect Him

Mutual respect in a marriage is a sign of trust. It is a much-needed ingredient for a successful relationship. The best marriages are those where the partners respect each other. Respect the person he is to encourage him to be a responsible man. Respecting him will strengthen your bond, break the emotional barriers and help him to open up and connect emotionally. Avoid humiliating him or using harsh words to hurt him. Think before you speak. Be compassionate and discuss the issue with him calmly.

11. Tell Your Husband He’s Great In Bed

A healthy sexual relationship is a key factor for a successful and happy marriage. If your husband is not comfortable talking about what he wants, you take the lead and initiate discussion. Talk about your desires and fantasies and try them out. Keep your relationship exciting by getting creative and trying something new with your man in bed. Don’t hesitate to tell him what you want. Also is he has insecurities, be cautious about them. Remind him that you love him no matter what.

12. Show An Interest In His Interests

When you take an interest in your husband’s interest, it shows that you care and are genuinely interested in him. And he will be equally excited o share his interests with you. It will also help you learn more about your husband and provide insights into ways you can encourage him. Moreover, you will get to spend time together, which will definitely make him feel loved.

13. Be Beautiful Inside And Out

Physical appearance does not matter when you are deeply in love. However, it plays a small role in commanding your husband’s attraction. While it’s your inner beauty that matters the most, taking care of your appearance should also be a priority. Pamper yourself – get a new haircut or pick new clothes for yourself. Ask your husband to notice the difference – he will feel happy seeing you vibrate with positive energy.

14. Stop Nagging

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If you realize, we often nag the person we love the most. From that extra piece of cake he is having to not doing the laundry for the umpteenth time – you may often find yourself nagging your husband for every little thing. Stop doing that. It is because nagging can breed negativity into your relationship and make your husband lose interest and get frustrated.

Instead, communicate effectively and clearly what you would like. Stop pointing out what he did wrong. Instead, appreciate his efforts and suggest how he may improve.

15. Accept Him As He Is

Acceptance doesn’t mean mere tolerance. Your partner’s habits, style, and thinking are different from you and unique. For a successful relationship, genuinely accept your partner for who he is. Respect his beliefs and acknowledge your husband’s opinions. Embrace his imperfections but let him know your feelings. If you think your husband needs to change a particular habit, do not force him. Rather, guide him better but never force him to change.

16. Have Some Fun

Everything is fun and exciting in the beginning. But, somewhere along the way, boredom sets in. Do not leave space for boredom in your relationship. Find out what makes each other happy. Do things together – plan movie nights, long drives, take up a new hobby, go on hikes together – pushing your boundaries to plan fun activities together shows that you prioritize your husband and the relationship.

17. Give Your Attention

Your man craves your attention. He will feel connected and appreciated if you give him your full attention. If you have been really busy with work, take some time out, keep your phone down, and spend some time with him. When you are with him, give him all your attention. Asking him how he is doing. Even if you are doing something together like watching a movie or enjoying a coffee date – immerse yourself at that moment and keep distractions away.

Marriage is all about mutual understanding. It is a bond where you work as a team and support each other to grow and thrive. Just like your husband supports you in everything, you should also stand by him through thick and thin as an ideal partner and wife. Follow the points discussed in the article, and we are sure it will be a learning experience for both of you.

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As Chief Editor, Harini sets the tone and editorial direction for StyleCraze to deliver engaging, interesting, and authentic content revolving around women's health, wellness, and beauty. She has over 14 years of experience in content writing and editing for online media. She specializes in the areas of Beauty, Lifestyle, and Health & Wellness and is proficient in Medical Sciences (Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and Biochemistry). Her background in Biomedical Engineering helps her decode and interpret the finer nuances of scientific research for her team. Harini is a certified bibliophile and a closet poet. She also loves dancing and traveling to offbeat destinations.