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Husbands, Take Note

by: Janeen Diamond

Quote: “Put the romance back into Valentine’s Day for your wife this year and SURPRISE her with something -- anything!” Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and that means all of us wives out there have our hopes up again -just as we did last year. In my experience, men have a difficult time being romantic all on their own.

I learned a long time ago that a not-so-subtle hint is the best way to keep myself from being disappointed on a romantic holiday like Valentine’s Day. But how great would it be if my husband, all on his own, made dinner reservations at my favorite restaurant, surprised me with an unnecessary gift, and took us for our couple’s massage at my favorite spa.

Not going to happen.

So, as usual, I will make the reservations, tell him what to buy me, and schedule our couple’s massage.

Guys, take a clue from this! Put the romance back into Valentine’s Day for your wife this year and SURPRISE her with something -- anything!

You will actually be making your own holiday much more enjoyable.

Now, on a more serious note, since I have your attention, I’d like to let you in on a secret about women in general. They are fiercely loyal when they fall in love! But they will shut down if you do any the following:

  • Cheat
  • Look at and admire other women
  • Make her feel guilty about spending money on herself
  • Try to control her by making decisions for her
  • Don’t tell her she’s beautiful - often
  • Don’t cherish her

We women are interesting people. We actually think our husbands should only want us, want us to spend money on ourselves once in awhile, admire our ability to be independent, think we are the most beautiful woman in the world, and never want to leave our side. Maybe we watch too many chick flicks, but maybe we’re actually onto something. Husbands, this is the year to make a big shift in the way you show love to your wife. We appreciate the fact that you work so hard to provide for the family. The problem is -- we want it ALL!

Janeen Diamond, Author “Save Your Marriage in 30,”  was newscaster for KUTV News until 2001. Since that time, she has been actively producing commercials and special programming through her company, “Your TV Spot.” She has hosted several television and internet productions, and has been a spokesperson for several products and companies. Janeen authored her first book, “Save Your Marriage in 30,” hoping to help families have greater success and live happier lives. She is a leader over the youth in her church and takes a special interest in helping kids stay on track with their lives. Janeen is currently co-creating “Teen Impact TV,” a website for high school students to give them a creative and emotional outlet. Janeen is a contributing expert for HopeAfterDivorce.org, FamilyShare.com, LAFamily.com, and CupidsPulse.com. Follow her on Twitter @janeendiamond and FB at http://www.facebook.com/janeendiamond.

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