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Then and Now


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1. Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal - on time. This is a way of letting him know that you have been thinking about him, and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospects of a good meal are part of thewarm welcome needed.

2. Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you will be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh looking. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people. Be a little gay and a little more interesting. His boring day may need a lift.

3. Clear away clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives, gather up school books, toys, paper, etc. Then run a dust cloth over the tables. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift too.

4. Prepare the children. Take a few minutes to wash the children's hands and faces if they are small, comb their hair, and if necessary, change their clothes. They are little treasures and he would like to see them playing the part.

5. Minimize the noise. At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of washer, dryer or vacuum. Try to encourage the children to be quiet. Greet him with a warm smile and be glad to see him.

6. Some DON'TS. Don't greet him with problems or complaints. Don't complain if he's late for dinner. Count this as minor compared with what he might have gone through that day.

7. Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or suggest he lay down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him. Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing and pleasant voice. Allow him to relax and unwind.

8. Listen to him. You may have a dozen things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first.

9. Make the evening his. Never complain if he does not take you out to dinner or to other places of entertainment instead try to understand his world of strain and pressure and his need to be home and relax.

10. The goal. Try to make your home a place of peace and order where your husband can relax.


1. Have dinner ready. Make reservations ahead of time. If your day becomes too hectic just leave him a voice mail message regarding where you'd like to eat and at what time. This lets him know that your day has been crappy and gives him an opportunity to change your mood.

2. Prepare yourself. A quick stop at the Clinique counter on your way home will do wonders for your outlook and will keep you from becoming irritated every time he opens his mouth. (Don't forget to use his credit card.)

3. Clear away the clutter. Call the housekeeper and tell her that any miscellaneous items left on the floor by the children can be placed in the Goodwill box in the garage.

4. Prepare the children. Send the children to their rooms to watch television or play Nintendo. After all, both of them are from his previous marriage.

5. Minimize the noise. If you happen to be home when he arrives, be in the bathroom with the door locked.

6. Some DON'TS. Don't greet him with problems and complaints. Let himspeak first, and then your complaints will get more attention and remain fresh in his mind throughout dinner.

7. Make him comfortable. Tell him where he can find a blanket if he's cold. This will really show you care.

8. Listen to him. But don't ever let him get the last word.

9. Make the evening his. Never complain if he does not take you out to dinner or other places of entertainment, go with a friend or go shopping (use his credit card). Familiarize him with the phrase "Girls' Night Out".

10. The Goal. Try to keep things amicable without reminding him that he only thinks the world revolves around him. Obviously he's wrong, it revolves around you.
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:lol: on the 2nd part.....

Yeah right! on the first!


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I think both are wrong......... This is what you should do!

1. Call your husband while he is on the way home and tell him to stop and pick up a pizza for him and the kids, cause you will grab something for your self while you are at wal-mart!
2. Go to wal-mart, shop till you drop, make it back just after everyone is in the bed!

(in my dreams) :lol:


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LOL I know that CAN NOT be true!!! The first part that is!!! hmmm reminds me I have some complaints that might need friends advice gong to another thread to post!


~Lucky 13 strikes again~
I am so glad that things have changed...I don't truly see how that book could be written for women and followed as well. But I guess that was the times then..Boy how things have changed..Did you know tha this is also in 1940's and 50's and even some 60's Betty crocker cook books..I was shocked to find it in my cook books. Well I think that this one was a change for the good...


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It was in cookbooks too?! HAHAHAHAHAHA! on the men that were the publishers!


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Its amazing how much times have changed. My husband laughed hard when I read him some of the things. Before we got married I laid down the ground rules - this is 50/50 so don't have the misconception that I will turn into your mother. Fortunately it works for us!