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15 Ways to Make ME Happy

So you're in a relationship and your partner starts nagging. She tells you that you just don't understand her, and that she really wishes that you would just do more "little things."
That's how David Wygant over at Yahoo started his article "15 Ways to Keep Your Partner Happy." From the get go, I knew that it was going to be a good read! He went on to say:

It's not the big things that make her happy; it's paying attention to the little details and showing you care that is really meaningful. She doesn't necessarily need lavish gifts -- she needs to know you're thinking about her.

I checked the author again - maybe I was mistaken, maybe the author is a woman. But no, the author of this wonderful article is very much a man.

The next step? I sent the article to Jer. His reply? You are a dork but I'll read it anyway. A few minutes later, he sends me a message: Number 7 NEVER.

(Number 7 reads: Let her have control of the remote control. Don't monopolize it for a change. Just give it to her and let her actually sit there and enjoying watching one of her shows. Then you can share one of her interests by watching it with her.)

Isn't our marriage ideal? ;)

In fairness to Jerry, he does do some of the things on that list - well, at least parts of it. Take number 1 for example:

Rub her feet instead of asking her if she wants you to rub her feet. Make it look like you want to do it.

Jer can do the first part easily - that doesn't mean he can make it look like he wants to do it!

Here's another one:

Make her dinner one night. Don't ask her if she wants you to make dinner. Make her dinner before she gets home.

He makes killer burgers and fajitas. But I have to do the veggies and grate the cheese.

How about this:

Decide on and set aside one night a week as date night. Have a date like when you first started dating.

Oh we have a date night and we date like the old times - we go home mad at each other!!!

Seriously, though, this is what I would love to see more from Jer:

It can be simple to keep her satisfied. It's not necessarily about what you give her financially or what gifts you give her. That's a cop out. It's the little things.


  1. I love your responses to this article! Particularly the part that you had to check back to verify that the writer was a MAN!

    I also greatly enjoyed Jer's response to #7. For fun, I think I'm going to try to read some of this to my husband too!

  2. Let me know how your husband reacts :)


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