How much do you know about your husband’s basic needs?
A study conducted by Abraham Maslow talks about the hierarchy of needs. If these needs are met, you will be a self-actualized person.
What’s a self-actualized person anyway?
It’s when a person accepts themselves fully and others for who they are. They are free from guilt because they are happy with themselves. Thus, they also acknowledge the people around them the same way.
But before you become a self-actualized person, it’s just right that you need to satisfy your own basic needs.
This also works in marriage. If you want to have a harmonious marriage, you must each work on and satisfy each one’s basic needs.
How familiar are you with what husbands need from their wives?
Did you know that a husband has 5 basic needs? Aside from these basic needs, it will also help if we are familiar with what a man wants from his wife.
By knowing the different husband’s expectations from his wife, you would get the idea of what you can do to make sure that he’s satisfied and happy.
26 husband’s expectations from his wife
What does a husband expect from his wife?
Aside from the 5 basic needs, there are lots of expectations from a wife. At the end of this article, it will be up to you if you think these are reasonable expectations of a husband from his wife.
Here are the different husband’s expectations from his wife, and we’ll also include the 5 basic needs.
When you have said your vows, and you accepted that wedding ring, it means you have pledged your loyalty to your husband.
While your husband likes to hang out with the boys, he also expects his wife to be his recreational partner.
He may love watching sports, playing mobile games, hiking, and so much more. Of course, all of these would be fun if you could join him, right?
Your marriage will blossom into something more if you know how to be a friend and a recreational partner to your spouse.
You’re lucky if you both like the same things!
26. Be one of the boys
That’s right. Your husband may not be vocal about it, but he would love it if you would be one of the boys.
You don’t necessarily have to join them whenever they go out.
What does this mean?
It means that you should be ‘cool’ when his friends are around. You can even cook them snacks while they’re watching the game.
Surprise him with beers, chips, and you know what would be awesome?
Join them as they enjoy the game and be genuinely interested in it.
Meeting his expectations, is it really necessary?
Marriage, as we all know, is a lifelong commitment. So the answer here is ‘yes.’
This includes meeting or, at the least, striving to meet each other’s needs.
You should not view this as having a spouse who is ‘too’ needy but as a way to understand their needs and wants.
We often want our husbands to be sensitive to our needs, expectations, and wants. So why can’t we do the same for them?
If you choose to do these things, do it because you love your spouse and not because you don’t have a choice.
Both husband and wife should commit and strive to make their marriage strong and harmonious. No one is perfect and most of us can’t possess all these traits, but as long as we’re trying, then that’s already a big step.
Expectations can affect your relationship.
They can either teach us how to be content or make us realize that we’re not getting what we deserve.
If we know our husband’s expectations from his wife, we can analyze if they are realistic expectations or not.
From there, you can reflect if you’re providing him his basic needs and if you’re already doing what he expects from you.
We also have to remember that some of these expectations are beneficial for you, such as taking care of your health and staying attractive.
Remember that marriage is your lifelong commitment.
You’ve promised to love and support each other, and this comes with doing your best to meet your spouse’s needs.
It won’t hurt to talk and get a deeper understanding of what your husband wants, and most importantly, do this not because you want to please him or be the perfect wife.
Do these things because you love him and you’re happy.
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Sylvia Smith loves to share insights on how couples can revitalize their love lives in and out of the bedroom. As a writer at Marriage.com, she is a big believer in living consciously and encourages couples to adopt this principle in their lives too. Sylvia believes that every couple can transform their relationship into a happier, healthier one by taking purposeful and wholehearted action.