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Don'ts for Wives

Blanche Ebbutt

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Don't allow yourself to get into the habit of dressing carelessly when there is 'only' your husband to see you. Depend upon it he has no use for faded tea-gowns and badly dressed hair, and he abhors the sight of curling pins as much as other men do. He is a man after all, and if his wife does not take the trouble to charm him, there are plenty of other women who will.”

“Don't forget to wish your husband good-morning when he sets off to the office. He will feel the lack of your good-bye kiss all day.”

“Don't set your husband up on a pedestal and then cry when you find that he is only an ordinary man, after all.”

“Don't expect to know your husband inside and out within a month of marriage. For a long time you will be making discoveries; file them for future reference.”

“Don't brood; that way madness lies. Don't hesitate, if you catch yourself brooding, to 'take a day off' in the best way you can. Go out and gossip with your friend; get to a theatre where there is a play that will make you laugh; or try a concert or a cinema show - anything that will take you out of yourself. Take the brooding habit in time before it gets too strong a hold of you.”

“Don't expect to drop into matrimonial harmony with the end of the honeymoon; you have not thoroughly learned to know each other's foibles by that time.”

“Don't put showy qualities before honesty and uprightness in your husband.”

“Don't put on airs with your husband. If you can't act natural with him, you shouldn't have married him. Don't expect your husband to be an angel. You would get very tired of him if he were. Don't boast of your husband's money or birth or cleverness to your friends. It's nearly as bad as boasting your own. Don't tell all your women friends of your husband's faults but-- Don't din his perfections into the ears of every woman you meet. Be satisfied to enjoy them.”

“Don't try to model your husband on some other woman's husband. Let him be himself and make the best of him.”

“Don't think that there is any satisfactory substitute for love between husband and wife. Respect and esteem make a good foundation, but they won't do alone. Don't be surprised, if you have married for money, or position, or fame, that you get *only* money, or position, or fame; love can not be bought.”

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