Your Wife Needs You to Tell Her She’s Beautiful

Your Wife Needs You to Tell Her She’s Beautiful November 19, 2018

Women are surrounded by unrealistic images and expectations of beauty.

It might help you to look around at the magazines and the billboards and realize that your wife is bombarded all day, every day with completely unrealistic expectations—images that shout to her “this is what you must look like if you want to be beautiful to your man.” These images tell her she must lose more weight, look younger, be sexier, dress better . . . and that pressure can get to even the most confident of women. The good news is that if you take the time to tell your wife that she’s beautiful to you, day to day, with all her wonderful individuality, you will be providing her with the best antidote for that pressure.

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  • Inquiring Brain

    Tell her she’s beautiful? I used to. But after a few years of being ignored and rejected it seemed fruitless. In the past few months I’ve been told my abdomen is the most disgusting thing she’s seen (although hers is the same size or bigger) and that in general I’m repulsive.
    That in spite of treating her nice, buying her flowers about every other week, candy, helping with the house, etc. Plus sexual contact a couple times in the last year. Always a reason why not.
    At first I tried to keep the compliments going, but she does not seem to care.
    Unfortunately it’s not always that simple.

  • John Lee Pettimore

    Sounds toxic. But, friend, you own some of this. Sounds like you’ve let yourself go and become undesirable physically (and maybe emotionally) in her eyes.

    Take your focus off her. Become the best you that you can be. She’ll come around…or you’ll be ready for the next one. Win/win either way.

  • Inquiring Brain

    First of all, the focus is off her. Second, I am not looking for a “next one”. Third, she has no intention of coming around.

    There is much more to the story, but it gets a little long. I don’t expect you to make an appropriate reply since you don’t have all the information. The marriage started based on a hidden agenda that I was unaware of.

    The point is, many things are expected of men that are not expected of women. If women do not meet expectations then it’s ok because, well, they’re women. If men do not meet expectations we are pigs.

  • John Lee Pettimore

    Sounds like you have your mind made up.

    Fair seas, friend….

  • Inquiring Brain

    I accept reality. I am open to any improvements that can be made. It takes two.