So far you've gotten along just fine as a wife, riding on your considerable skills as a lover, best friend, and career adviser. But why sit still? Why not, instead, be a surprising, fun, smart, knows-it-all-does-it-all wife who just blows him away with her wonderfulness? Sound exhausting? Guess again. REDBOOK has compiled an essential list of wifely skills guys love — along with easy secrets for mastering them from the experts who should know. Learn each at your leisure, then spring them on him gradually, adding layer upon layer of, well, awe.
Oh, and by the way, here's what's in it for you: a totally content and grateful husband, a more playful and interesting marriage, and the proud feeling you'll get every time you take on a new challenge — and triumph!
Why: So you can socialize his way for a change.
Give the Perfect Backrub
Why: Because there's more than one way to make a guy moan in complete and utter satisfaction.
Tie His Tie for Him
Why: Because it's such a sexy, retro, little-wifey move.
Make a Mean Steak
Why: That hulking slab o' beef appeals to his most manly side.
Wake Him Up in the Morning
Why: So he'll start his day with a smile — at the very least.
Give Him a Barbershop Shave
Why: He'll get a sexy little thrill from letting you wield all the power while he submits to your capable hands.