I bought this book last July not because my marriage is in danger but I was so curious how this book will help me to become a fascinating wife. Fascinating Womanhood is a best seller book of Helen Andelin, it tackles eight rules to help you in having a lifelong love affair and there are many testimonies and success stories that this book can really saves broken relationship.
We’ve been married for almost six years and I admit that our marriage is not perfect; of course there is no such thing as perfect, we also have our own share of dramas but still I am happy and satisfied with our marriage. I feel that I was so blessed enough for wanting more but after reading the book, it makes me realize that there is more that I can do to build a truly happy marriage. I hold the keys to my own happiness.
Being a stay at home mom, I am always preoccupied with household chores, taking care of my son and doing my part time job (if there’s any). Little did I know that I am neglecting the needs and wants of my husband and I forgot that I was a wife first before I became a mother. Even my husband is too old enough to take care of himself; he also needs love, care and attention. I was too absorbed with my duties and obligations and not conscious enough on my husband needs.
This book teaches me to accept, appreciate and admire my husband. The most important thing is to make him number one, we have to admit that we tend to put first our children, household chores, career and many more before our husband. This is a reminder to all of us.
“If you treat him like a king, he’ll treat you like a queen”
“Don’t put the comforts and whims of your children ahead of your husband’s basic needs”
There are more things that you can learn on this book so if you want to have a happy marriage, give this a try. I just finished the book just this week and I am still trying to apply it on my marriage, I know that this would not be easy for me because number one role that I need to learn is to be submissive. I admit that I am not a submissive wife because I grew up without my parents beside me so I used in making decision and important plans on my own. I’m a leader and not a follower, but I have to change for the better, good luck to my journey.
“ A loving marriage is the foundation of a happy family, and a happy family is the foundation of a stable society. Most of the problems in this world stem from troubled homes. If we are to have peace in the world, we must begin at home. – Helen Andelin