So often, I hear complaints from mothers about their spouses. They don't help out around the house, they undermine my efforts with the kids, they can't seem to put the peanut butter away after making a sandwich (OK, that's mine). I want moms out their to know that this blog is not just about parenting. It is about all the roles that women have, e.g., wife, mother, sister, employee, etc., for each affects the other. As a result, there will be much discussion on the topic of husbands.
A friend of mine once told me that men are "primitive." Their priorities are food, sleep and pleasure. I thought this to be a keen observation. I had the opportunity to learn a great deal about men and their behavior while working in a maximum security prison for nearly five years (oh, the stories I can and will tell).
Please be aware that I am not a man-basher. Rather, I like to use the insights I have learned about men over the years to help other women in their relationships. For example, I recently found I out that I have inadvertently been using the "Shamu Maneuver" with my husband for years with fantastic results. You can read more about it at The Shamu Maneuver on Dr. Tammy Lenski's blog. She is a great resource for women who struggle with conflict.
Do you have a "Shamu Maneuver?" What tips do you have for a healthy and happy marriage?