10 Things You Don’t Say To Your Wife

Occasionally men need reminders and husbands need them even more so. I’m lucky, I have a husband that listens when he’s told that saying something ‘like that’ is probably not a good idea. In an effort to maintain peace and harmony, we occasionally make lists for each other so we know what’s going on, what needs to be done and what would be a really bad idea to say.

So I thought I’d share a list that we’ve compiled over the last few years.

Things You Don’t Say To Your Wife

1. Honey, the dress is beautiful. You look like a big bowl of Chunky Monkey in that.

2. What did you want me to bring home? (After he’s home)

3. No, I’d rather eat out than have you cook. It’s safer.

4. Well that was stupid.

5. Honey you don’t have to work, you just have to take care of the kids.

6. Go ahead and go without me, I have more important things to do.

7. Yes, she does look good in that.

8. Are you retaining water?

9. Is it that time of the month?

10. Yes dear, if you die, I promise I will get married again.

Sound Like a No Win Situation?

That’s the beauty of being married; sometimes it’s just one giant catch 22. Wives want honesty from their husbands, but it should always be tempered by compassion and common sense. Yes, it is a fine line to cross, but we wives have our own line to dance on as well. There are things that are better not said to our husbands, such as any comparison to another man. But I think that goes both ways. After all, we don’t want to be compared to other people and found wanting.

What about you? What things would you never say to your wife? Or to your husband for that matter?

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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.