4 Things Wives Wish Their Husbands Did More Often

What Wives Wish Their Husbands Would Do

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Husbands do a lot right. But according to these four women, they could also step up their game in a few areas. Here, they reveal what they really wish their husbands did more often.

"I wish my husband would help out around the house more without my prompting. It's nice when he helps me with the dishes or takes out the trash, but I hate having to ask him to do it. I feel like I'm nagging him. If he just upped his housework game without me having to say anything, that would mean he got it and was really thinking of how he could help around the house in order to keep it in the great shape it's in." — Katie

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"Plan dates for us. Sometimes I feel as if we would never go out unless I made the dinner reservations or checked the movie times. It would be nice to have him plan a special evening for us here and there, like he did when we were just dating." — Lyndsey

"I wish my husband was better at sending thank you notes. I was appalled when I realized a year after our wedding that he had never sent thank you notes to his friends who had given us gifts. I wish I had realized sooner, sat down and helped him, or even rethought my decision to not send them all myself. It's almost our fifth wedding anniversary and this still bothers me, although I stopped mentioning it to him by the second year." — Kathy

"Play his guitar. When I first met him, he would play the theme from Romeo and Juliet. I would close my eyes and sit back and let the music take me away to be in that moment. As time moves on, we got busy with our work, and now it is the occasional strum and the dust being wiped off his guitar. I hope he keeps playing because, for me, it brings back the memories of when we were courting." — Debbie

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