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5 Unfair Expectations on Your Wife

Sep 08, 2023 / Husbands     

When our expectations for our wives become unreasonable, we are really setting our marriages up to falter and perhaps even fail. Here are some unfair expectations husbands should avoid. First, that she always needs you to fix it. Just because Susan tells me about a challenge doesn’t mean she wants me to fix it. She usually knows how to fix something and just wants me to listen to her. Second, you should not just expect that your wife knows you love her. I tell Susan “I love you” every night before we go to bed. So tell her you love her, and tell her often. For more unfair expectations, visit my blog at



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