“Happy Wife, Happy Life”

I don’t think that I could ever agree with this statement. I’m not yet a wife, but it’s one of those phrases that makes me cringe.

I’m not sure what it is about our culture and the idea that the husband, or boyfriend, needs to be consistently spoiling his significant other. Flowers “just because” and stupidly expensive jewelry since diamonds are supposedly a girl’s best friend (another statement that is not my favorite).

I know this is oftentimes said as a joke, but I have never found it entertaining. If my boyfriend isn’t happy, then I am most likely not happy either. I purposefully go out of my way to try and spoil Brad. Not because it’s a competition, but because I always want him to feel loved and appreciated. I never want him to feel like he has to make me happy, or else (fill in the blank).

Relationships are a two-way street, and without both sides working to make it work, I’m not entirely sure how it could.

Of course it’s fun to get those surprises, and I’m not saying that men shouldn’t be trying to make their woman happy; I’m saying it shouldn’t be that difficult and it most certainly shouldn’t be one-sided.

So ladies who have an man, I challenge you to go out of your way to make him happy. Even just a sweet text or card can make his day (probably his week).

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