10 things husbands want to hear

Say these magic phrases to your significant other and build up your man and your marriage…

Whether you’ve been married for eight months or 18 years, whispering loving words into your spouse’s ear is a sure-fire way to put the “za za zoo” back into your romance.

By the way, it’s not only women who like to hear that they look great or are valuable ― men do, too! Underneath their cool strong and silent exterior, all men have a sensitive side which can be nurtured with meaningful words of affirmation. 

A man who is constantly reminded of how well he’s doing will gain more confidence and strive to better himself. The result? A happier and more involved husband and father to your kids.

If you feel like your relationship could use a bit of a jump-start, strengthen your bond with these powerful phrases that’ll make a great alternative for the good though ubiquitous “I love you”.

1. “I appreciate everything you do for our family.”

He works long hours to provide for the family financially and tries his best to pitch in with the household chores and kids whenever possible. Sometimes, he even lets you sleep in on the weekends, while he takes the rugrats out for breakfast. He knows you have a lot on your plate and keeps reassuring you that you’re doing a great job. You think he should be grateful to have you to hold the fort ― because you are a superwoman after all. But it doesn’t hurt to recognise his contributions, however big or small these may be.   

Exercising humility keeps your marriage healthy and lets your hubby know that you are able to prioritise him over your pride.

2. “You were right, I was wrong.”

It’s a rare occurrence when our hubbies actually turn out to be right. So, you have all the more reason to celebrate! Sure, it’s easier on our egos to pretend that our other half wasn’t right, especially when we really wanted to be right. But think about how good he will feel when he hears you say that he has (finally) done something right. Exercising humility keeps your marriage healthy and lets your hubby know that you are able to prioritise him over your pride.

3. “I feel safe with you.”

As independent woman, many of us are capable of juggling several roles, so we tend to forget that our men are in fact available to take care of our needs as well. Make the hubs feel wanted and needed again by showing him how much his presence and protection is needed. It could start with simple words like, “Honey, could you help me with…” or “Thank you for being there for me today when…”.

4. “You always make me laugh.”

Men are a perfect mix of suave, sweet and silly. The hubs doesn’t just want to win you over with his charm, he also wants to be the only one to make you belly laugh like no one else. After all, a couple that laughs together, stays together, right? So, tell him when he does make you laugh ― not just by giggling, but also by what you say. It will make him feel like a superstar.

Read on for six more statements that’ll add sizzle to your marriage…