Do you tell yourself if you could just be a better wife, your marriage would be perfect?
Know in your heart if you could do a better job of keeping your husband happy, he would be nicer?
Does this sound like you . . .?
No matter how hard you try, you could have done better.
Whichever choice you make, it wasn’t the right one.
You think you know the perfect thing to say, but instead the wrong words come out.
If you find yourself asking what it would take to be a better wife, read on.
The truth is, you’ll never be a good enough wife to stop the put downs, belittling criticism, or anger. Nothing you do or don’t do has the power to make him happy.
No matter how hard you try, mistakes and accidents happen. You’re only human. The real question isn’t how to be a better wife, but how to stop your husband from expecting you to be.
The answer to that question?
If your partner is abusive, whether emotionally, verbally, physically, there’s nothing you can do to stop it.
Unless your partner accepts responsibility for his actions and has a deep desire to change, the abuse will continue.
So, what can you do?
1. First, understand the basics:
- It’s not your fault.
- You’re not the one with the problem.
- You’re not alone.
2. Second, make a choice:
- Convince him to get help.
- End the relationship.
- Do nothing. Continue living on eggshells with the understanding things will most likely get worse.
Whatever you decide, don’t do it alone. People care and want to help.
You are worth it.
For help on how to get out, stay, or convince him to get help, call a local shelter or the National Domestic Violence hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE for confidential, anonymous help.
How about you?
What do you do in an effort to be a better wife?
What do you think it takes to have a better marriage?
Are you willing to do what it takes?