How to show appreciation to a husband?
August 9, 2006 6:20 AM Subscribe
What can a wife do to demonstrate appreciation and affection for her husband?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (53 answers total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for the equivalent of sending surprise flowers or other romantic gestures for my husband... but everything I can find seems to be with a female recipient in mind. Guys, what sweet or thoughtful or otherwise nice things can the girl in your life do to show you she cares? Actions large and small, simple and extravagant all welcome.
Here's my deal: I'm closing in on the last couple of months of pregnancy with our second child. My husband has been a real hero in terms of coping with my hormonal irrationality and fatigue-driven uselessness. Seriously, the man is a real star. How do I make certain he knows how much I value him, and what he's doing, and our family in general?
We've been together for around ten years. The marriage isn't in any trouble, but having a baby is a big stressor, so I think it behooves me to work hard to keep it that way. :) Ideas that would work both now and ongoing into the post-pregnancy future would be very welcome.
My limitations: Ugh, time, energy, money. My present state of soul-crushing fatigue makes it hard for me to get through a simple trip to buy a loaf of bread, so bear this in mind (though it will go away... eventually.) We also have obligations to our jobs and to our older child. Finding babysitting is really hard for us. We do usually have a few hours together after kiddie bedtime, but suggestions like "surprise weekend getaway" aren't really viable. I can certainly spend some money, but we're talking nice-dinner-out money and not fantasy-baseball-camp money.
About my husband: He's... a fairly normal family man, I think. :) Definitely on the geeky side, though not so far-gone as I am. Likes baseball, poker, sundry Xbox games. White-collar office job, something of a musician. Not so much into tools or suchlike.
If anyone has questions for me, I've set up a throwaway account at email@example.com. Thanks!