8 Things That Women Should Do But Don’t Do Anymore
With the many changes the last century has brought in our traditions and customs, a major change in the duties of a woman has been observed. It is not certain who changed the course of duties, whether it was the society, men or women themselves or some other entity.
Women of today are nothing like the women of 1950s who were taught to run houses and perform chores. Events in history have revolutionised the paradigms and women, now, do not really believe in serving their men. They are now running the race with men to be ‘independent’. There are some things that are done best when a woman does it for her man with grace and obligation. Following are some things that women should do, but don’t.
They say, or at least they used to say that the path to a man’s heart goes through his stomach. Women these days do not know how to cook, which they should. Even two to three decades ago, a young woman knew how to cook delicious food for her family, even before marriage. Mothers were natural teachers who passed on recipes to their daughters who then cooked for their husbands. Nowadays, women feel proud to say that they don’t know how to cook as if that is a talent. If there is a career to take care of and a job to give your best at, at least, two to three meals that your spouse would love should be in your recipe book.
Back in the day, knowing how to keep a clean house pretty much made you a wife’. Some women are, indeed, neat freaks but some don’t have any knowledge about cleaning chores. Home economics was something every woman was taught and it included everything from cleaning to sewing. Now, most of them care about their manicured nails more than the dirty dishes in the sink. Cleaning is basic, even men should know how to do it.
3. Making his plate:
Women, these days, feel shame in getting up and helping their men fix their plates. There should not be any shame in that. Honouring your husband is graceful and serving him is the good deed to which he will pay you back. It is not necessary to do it every time he eats, but if you make his plate in public and he shows gratitude, won’t the love grow? Women roll their eyes and say that he’s got legs of his own’, well, yes he has, but your concern for him will make him happy because little things make a big difference.
4. Cursing in public:
Cursing is the new cool. Women, like men, call each other names in public without any shame. Cursing and swearing were not considered lady-like back in the days and was illegal too. In fact, today, a woman who speaks gracefully with a watch on her words is more attractive than the one who does not. Cursing like a sailor is not cool, speaking gently is.
5. Complimenting men:
Compliments come out naturally when a person is grateful. Women of today are continuously looking for independence, which takes them emotionally distant from their men. Men are sensitive too and they need your compliments as much as you do. Every chance you see to appreciate your man, take it and utilise it. Let your ego rest and tell him how good he is. No matter how much more or less you earn than him, he will always need your confidence in him and vice versa.
6. Maintaining Oneself:
Women were considered reflections of their men. In the 1950s, leaving the house without proper clothes on and with rollers fixed in hair was considered absurd among the women, let alone men. Women used to keep themselves healthy; they spent time making themselves look presentable for their men. Times have changed now that everybody is comfortably dressed without a care in the world. It may feel satisfying personally but the women of this generation, too, should work out and keep themselves up. We always feel pleasant upon seeing a well-dressed couple, don’t we? Eat healthy, stay fit and dress well as it never gets out of fashion.
7. Do not Express Boredom:
It is rude for women to express boredom out of a relationship. No matter how old a relationship is, dress on dates like it is your first. Women used to stay as attractive on their 50th date as they were on their first. Put up extra effort in keeping your relationship exciting and as young as ever. Make him feel that over the years, your skin may have had wrinkles but your love has not worn out. He will surely notice it and appreciate with more love.
8. Prove that he is YOUR man:
Back in the graceful old times, women used to know every need of their men. They were very good at the art of knowing their men better than they knew themselves. What he thinks, what he is worried about, how his work is going, what he should wear the next day, the food he likes and every other thing should be in the knowledge of a woman. Anticipating his needs and his moods should be one of your qualities. Women nowadays do not have any idea about what their men need and if they ask for it, most of them complain. Don’t do that. Know his habits and prove that he is YOUR man!
Don’t you think the women of today are leaving behind the graceful habits of being emotionally close to their men? A relationship is obviously two-sided but isn’t it essential for women to play their parts in a relationship alongside trying to pursue their dreams?
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