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look after your wife-some good advice

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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
It is important for men to remember that, as women grow older, it becomes harder for them to maintain the same quality of housekeeping as when they were younger. When you notice this, try not to shout at them. Some are over-sensitive and there's nothing worse than an over-sensitive woman.

My name is Ron. Let me relate how I handled the situation with my wife,Margaret. When I took early retirement last year, it became necessary for Margaret to get a full-time job for the extra income that we need.

Shortly after she started working, I noticed she was beginning to show her age. I usually get home from the pub about the same time she gets home from work. Although she knows how hungry I am, she nearly always says she has to rest for half an hour or so before she starts dinner.

I don't shout at her, instead I tell her to take her time and just wake me when she gets dinner on the table.

I generally have luch at the pub so eating out again is a out of the question; I'm ready for some home cooked food when I get
home.

She used to do the dishes as soon as we finished eating. But now it's usual for them to sit on the table for several hours after dinner. I do what I can by diplomatically reminding her several times each evening that they won't clean themselves. I know she really appreciates this, as it does seem to motivate her to get them done before she goes to bed.

Another symptom of ageing is complaining. For example, she will say that it is difficult for her to do the shopping during her lunch hour. But we take them for better or worse, so I just smile and offer encouragement. I tell her to stretch it out over two or even three days. That way she won't have to rush so much. I also remind her that missing lunch completely now and then won't hurt her. I like to think tact is one of my strong points.

When doing simple jobs, she seems to think she needs more rest periods. She has to take a rest when she has only half finished mowing the lawn and several extra breaks when she's vacuuming through the house. It does annoy me, vacuuming when I'm trying to watch 'Match of the Day', but I try not to make a scene. I'm a fair man. I tell her to make herself a nice cup of tea and just sit for a while, and as long as she is making one for herself,
she may as well make one for me too.

I know that I probably look like a saint in the way I support her. I'm not saying that showing this much consideration is easy.

Many men will find it difficult. Some will find it impossible!
Nobody knows better than I do how frustrating women get as they get older.

However, even if you just use a little more tact and less criticism of your ageing wife because of this article, I will consider that writing it was well worthwhile. After all, we are put on this earth to help each other, eh?

Ron
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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#1
i guess he really screwd up lol
#2
Guys take note!!!!!!! :w00t:
#3
:lol:
#4
I am glad it ended up being a joke, I was getting so annoyed with that male chauvanist **** I am a woman - by the way
#5
fisherfish
I am glad it ended up being a joke, I was getting so annoyed with that male chauvanist **** I am a woman - by the way


Thought i had better add the last bit as i knew someone would get upset:-D
#6
i think the message was (screw)driven home successfully

if it diddn't kill him he would have a pozi--tive attitude after
#7
I saw this a few years ago ... its still funny though :-D
#8
I have hidden my screwdrivers, just in case!!!!!!
#9
Sounds like that Barry off 'wife swap' from a few years ago!!!
banned#10
My god Ron, what a saint, how do you cope. I think you are spending far too much time down the pub, thinking about this stuff....more drinking needed :lol:
#11
I can not believe what i just read!! It was really annoying me - i know it is only a joke but you cant tell me that it doesn't happen! I certainly wouldn't put up with it thats for sure!!:x
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KELLY 'N' STEVE
I can not believe what i just read!! It was really annoying me - i know it is only a joke but you cant tell me that it doesn't happen! I certainly wouldn't put up with it thats for sure!!:x

I totally agree with you Steve...
Rons wife is not the most considerate of women,
But we all have to make allowances.
I agree that Ron is a saint for putting up with it.:thumbsup:

;-)
#13
KELLY 'N' STEVE
I can not believe what i just read!! It was really annoying me - i know it is only a joke but you cant tell me that it doesn't happen! I certainly wouldn't put up with it thats for sure!!:x


Then after putting up with all of that, in bed she tell's you she's got a headache!! The nerve!!:roll:
#14
Hey you lot it was the "kelly" part that made that reply!!:cry:
#15
KELLY 'N' STEVE
Hey you lot it was the "kelly" part that made that reply!!:cry:


I get the impression they already knew that :lol:
#16
blimey I must be doing it all wrong.....made me smile and hark back to days of old....pipe, slippers, newspaper what a life that would be.


I am joking.....honest
#17
KELLY 'N' STEVE
Hey you lot it was the "kelly" part that made that reply!!:cry:

OOps sorry Kelly.
Easy mistake to make, after all I wouldn't expect a woman to "see" the guys point of view.

But well done, for agreeing with poor old Ron.
Let's hope his life gets easier in his retirement.

;-)

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