Do you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day, after work, dinner and time with the kids? Are you really taking the time to invest in relationship that you and wife have built? Though it may take some extra effort, sowing into your marriage should be one of the biggest priorities you have each day. With some practice, I’ve found ways to show her just how important she is to me. Here are 6 ways to love your wife.
1. Show her you're still attracted to her.
After you've started your family, chances are that your wife isn't feeling like the same young, fresh person she was when you were dating. Find one thing that you find attractive about her each day and compliment her on it. Your compliments don't always have to be physical. They can also be personality traits, or things that she's done. A simple daily affirmation of your attraction will help her to remember how much you love her.
2. Acknowledge the role that she plays in your family.
Whether your wife works in the home, or out of the home, she needs to feel valued. Make a point of noticing what she does for your family and how important those actions are. By sharing with her how much you appreciate her cooking, cleaning, working, etc. you’re showing her that you see all that she does and sincerely value the partnership that you share.
3. Be her knight in shining armor.
This one might sound cliché, but most women, whether they recognize it or not, want a knight in shining armor. That doesn't mean you need to buy a horse and ride in to save her. It does mean helping to minimize her hurt and stress. When times get tough, find ways to lessen her load and take the reins to make it happen. This might mean scheduling a massage or date night during stressful times or taking over with the kids while she takes a few minutes to read. One of my favorite "knightly" things to do is hand her a coffee gift card and tell her to go relax for a bit while the kids and I hang out. Helping her take time to step back from life's stressors will serve as another reminder of how much you care.