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post #46 of 48 (permalink) Old 11-11-2016, 05:38 PM
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Re: So men what does your SO do that shows you appreciation?

Originally Posted by MJJEAN View Post
I do all the yard work. Mow, weed whack, rake, bag, broom. I also do all of the house and auto repairs. I cook every meal for DH. I fetch him ice for his drinks, his meals, and snacks (no tray due to table placement). I get him his towel and clothes for his shower, socks, boxers, and shoes included. I do his finger and toe nails as well as trim his beard and mustache. I do all of the dishes, laundry, sweeping, mopping, organizing, bill pays, taxes etc. I do all of the pet caretaking, as well. (3 dogs, a parrot, a tortoise, a cat, and a couple Beta fish)

I didn't even consider adding my total chores and duties as showing appreciation because I see it as my job. I'm SAHM. Other than working his job, why should he have to do anything? I was raised that a SAHM should have everything but the actual for pay job under control.
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Re: So men what does your SO do that shows you appreciation?

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Appreciation - is it actions, more sex, verbal? What does the W or SO do that to you specifically it shows she really appreciates you?
Most recently I told him 'Thank you for being an amazing husband' and kissed him.

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Re: So men what does your SO do that shows you appreciation?

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That is a sadly low bar in a marriage.
The way I see it, I enabled it to happen over the course of just a couple of short years and have suffered this sort of existence for half my life as a result. As I approach middle age I find that the true battle is in myself in deciding whether I am a "glass half full" or "glass half empty" type of person and if it's acceptable to take liberties to try and fill the emptiness with creature comforts or if I should just do the full 180 and live with the consequences. Part of me sees that as a form of being unfaithful, but as the saying goes "if it's good for the goose..."
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