10 Things I Love About Being a Wife

I thought about this the other day, what makes being a wife so much better than being single and just living with someone? What’s better about being a wife than being a girlfriend? How do I weigh and measure my status as a wife? Is it a definition of who I am? Is it a role I play? Is it part of who I am? Well the answer to those questions is not a simple yes or no – at least not for me. But then I tend to be verbose in my verbiage, hence why I write blogs on a regular basis.

So without further ado let me share with you the 10 things I love about being a wife:

  • I love being a part of a family with my husband
  • I love changing my last name – yes, I really didn’t care for my maiden name, but I like sharing my name with all the members of my family
  • I love having someone know me well enough that when I am surly, they don’t take it personally
  • I love having someone who looks after me with the same dedication that I look after them
  • I love the assumptions that other people make when it comes to husbands and wives and the fact that we don’t always match those assumptions
  • I love wearing my engagement and wedding rings – of all my jewelry, these two pieces I never take off
  • I love being a wife to a man who complements my strengths and weaknesses
  • I love being a wife because it means even if I don’t need it, I automatically have someone to help
  • I love being a wife because it means he’s always on my side – even when we disagree in private – we’re still united as a team
  • I love being a wife because it was a precursor to becoming a mother and now the two roles are indelibly tied up together

What do you love about being a wife?

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About Heather Long

Heather Long is 35 years old and currently lives in Wylie, Texas. She has been a freelance writer for six years. Her husband and she met while working together at America Online over ten years ago. They have a beautiful daughter who just turned five years old. She is learning to read and preparing for kindergarten in the fall. An author of more than 300 articles and 500+ web copy pieces, Heather has also written three books as a ghostwriter. Empty Canoe Publishing accepted a novel of her own. A former horse breeder, Heather used to get most of her exercise outside. In late 2004, early 2005 Heather started studying fitness full time in order to get herself back into shape. Heather worked with a personal trainer for six months and works out regularly. She enjoys shaking up her routine and checking out new exercises. Her current favorites are the treadmill (she walks up to 90 minutes daily) and doing yoga for stretching. She also performs strength training two to three times a week. Her goals include performing in a marathon such as the Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness or Team in Training for Lymphoma research. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience through the fitness and marriage blogs.

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