No one is perfect in this world. But when we fall in love we think we’ve found the ideal partner who embodies all that is good, beautiful, and true. After some time, however, we may start to have doubts as to whether we’ve chosen the right person.
Hermes Alberto Carvajal has compiled a list of 10 characteristics that are signs you have a great husband.
1 He Loves Spending Time with You
One sign that you have a great husband is if he loves being near you and tenderly shows it. No matter what you do together, he enjoys being near you. He laughs, makes jokes, takes your hand, touches your hair and makes you feel like a special woman. If your husband can stay home and watch a romantic movie with you, or go out to eat because he likes being with you, you’ve married a good man. But don’t make the mistake of thinking that a good husband is merely one who likes romantic movies and restaurants.
A great sign that there is mutual love in a marriage is the desire to adapt to the good habits and preferences of one’s spouse. Maybe you don’t like going out to the movies, but he does. Maybe you like Italian food and he likes Mexican food. A lot of happy couples adapted to activities they didn’t like before, but they now enjoy them together. Don’t focus on whether you like the activity your husband likes, just appreciate and value the fact that he wants to spend time with you.
2 He’s Willing to Teach You What He Knows
Another sign that you have a great husband is if he is willing to teach you what he knows and is patient through the process. Maybe your husband doesn’t have the patience to teach you automobile mechanics, but he can teach you to fish or to cook. Remember ladies, husbands can cook too! You should appreciate when he wants you to learn something, even if it seems he’s thinking you’re “not as smart” as he is when it comes to a particular craft. Your husband is showing you he’s the best guy in the world when he really wants you to learn something. If he wants to teach you, accept it.
3 He Always Laughs When He’s Around You
Who doesn’t love a man with a great sense of humor? If your husband knows how to make you smile at the right time, if he’s cheerful despite having a bad day and if he tells you it makes him happy to see you smile, he’s a man you should hold onto. A happy husband will laugh around you because he’s excited to be with you. You might say something to him that’s barely funny and he’ll crack up just to make you smile. There’s nothing a great husband loves more than making his wife happy.
4 He Worries About You
If your husband is concerned for your safety and he’s always making sure that you’re well taken care of, both physically and emotionally, you’ve won the lottery! Worrying is a sign of concern. A great husband will always want to make sure his wife is ok and out of harm’s way. Some husbands were not brought up to be emotional, creative, and romantic, but that doesn’t mean they don’t care. Here’s a suggestion: when your husband wants to protect you from something, let him. Don’t resist, don’t complain; and above all, never think he underestimates you.
5 He Communicates Well
If your husband can talk to you about anything from sports to your favorite reality show and he listens to what you have to say and really tries to understand you, you have a super husband! Communication is a central part of every marriage.
If your husband wants to talk to you about his problems, get interested. Let your response tell him that you also love to listen to listen to his problems and you value what he’s saying. Both of you want to be heard attentively. Give him the chance to hear you, and listen to him with all your heart.
6 He Gives You Unconditional Support
Life will hit you in many ways: you’ll stumble, you’ll fall, and you’ll get back up again. A great husband will want to support you, even when the going gets tough. If your husband is the type of person who always sees the good things in life, stays positive when faced with adversity and cheers you up when you need it, you have a gem for a husband. True love and support comes from someone who challenges you, stands beside you when you need them, and gives you the support to grow as a person. They might seem like the busiest person in the world or the least affectionate at times, but when it matters, they will drop everything for you.
7 He’s Faithful
A great husband knows that no matter how many great looking women pass by, there is only one woman who owns his heart, and that woman is you. A faithful husband also avoids making continuous or excessive comments regarding other women’s looks. Sometimes it’s difficult and in some cultures it’s not considered ‘offensive’, but turning your gaze to another woman’s beauty is dangerous. In fact, the Bible warns us: “Do not lust in your heart after her beauty, or let her captivate you with her eyes.” Proverbs 6:25. This applies to women too. If your husband is a faithful man, show him your admiration. His commitment to you should make you love him even more.
8 He Admits His Mistakes
Even a great husband is bound to mistakes but when he does, he doesn’t deny them but rather admits he was wrong and works to repair the damage he’s done. Recognizing one’s mistakes is a virtue, and the first step towards freedom, forgiveness, peace and success in marriage. If he doesn’t admit to his mistakes, you must help him with your example, admitting your own. Ask for forgiveness if you’ve made a mistake and tell him you’re open to listening to him and forgiving him. Do everything you can to understand him as he begins to admit to his errors. When a man can admit to his mistakes, his wife is the luckiest woman in the world.
9 He Knows You and Respects Your Tastes
Does your husband know your favorite color, your favorite show or your favorite ice cream flavor? If your husband pays attention to the little things like your likes and your dislikes, and can recall them in the moments that you need him to the most, hold onto him. A husband who loves you will be able to adapt to you and set aside his own preferences to make things work. Be patient with your husband if he still struggles to recognize your preferences. Tell him how much you admire his attitude and his desire to change for you. Remember, any change he’s trying to make is out of love.
x He Accepts You Just the Way You Are and Sees You as His Equal
One major sign that your husband treats you the way you truly deserve is by respecting you. The trick to a healthy relationship is seeing each other as complete equals. A great husband puts his ego aside and values his wife, particularly when it comes to decision-making. It’s important that women and men take a careful look at who they marry. A marriage based on love at first sight has a greater risk of ending in disappointment than a marriage built on communication, mutual respect and understanding. If your husband is supportive, values you as his equal and loves you just the way you are, he’s a keeper.
A great husband will always be there for you when you need him. If your husband thinks that you’re special as his wife and he truly values your worth, you have a great man. Hold onto him. In the 21st century, there are not too many of those around.
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