To stay happy in your married life, you shall never say to your wife:
1. “You don't look good”
She may seek your opinion while viewing her-self in a full length mirror “Do I look good in this new outfit? Give me an honest answer PLEASE.” Ignore the plea for honesty. Disregard the mirror. She always looks good. She cannot look out of shape in any outfit of any color at any time. She is perfect.
2. “That woman is pretty”
She may pretend to converse “Did you notice, that woman was looking so beautiful in blue dress?” Do not reply to her. You never heard it. This is probably the only conversation you can discount without being penalized. Never discuss or praise any other woman, her dress or skills.
3. “You have enough clothes”
She never had, does not have and will never have enough clothes. Like seasons, styles and fashion change. Every year is different too. It may seem like she has enough but most of them are out of date including the ones she purchased last summer. Don’t debate. Don’t loss peace of mind for some money.
4. “What do you want for your birthday?”
Keep the receipt of birthday gift. You know she will swap your gift for something else. But do not take the risk of asking her what she wants for her birthday. A good husband is supposed to know. Do not turn her birthday to ‘worst day of her life’ by asking this silly question.
5. “Couch is uncomfortable”
She chooses the most stylish and contemporary furniture. Contemporary furniture is comfortable too. A husband does not know anything about home furnishing and decoration. Make the best use of her choice or spend your time in study. Explaining logic and rationale is futile.
6. “I cannot visit your house”
Saying ‘no’ to visiting in-laws house will start a war. If she wants you to take her there, drop the tasks at hand. There is nothing more important than visiting your in-laws house.
7. “You are wrong”
I asked my daughter what if I tell her mom that she is wrong. She replied “Mayan prediction of the World ending in 2012 may or may not be accurate. Your World will end if you tell your wife that she is wrong.” Even children know wife is always right.
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(Author's Note:- I dedicate this post to all women who juggle priorities of office, home, children and family and yet manage to stay fit, decorate houses, keep up to date with fashion and enjoy precious moments of life.)