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.
We at Life Hacks have compiled a list of 10 characteristics that are signs you’re marrying the perfect spouse.
1. He’s not afraid of difficulties and is ready to solve any problems.
A true man not only speaks beautiful words but also takes decisive actions. In difficult situations, he is always ready to give you a shoulder to cry on.
2. He can prepare dinner by himself.
(Without using all the plates and dishes available in the kitchen.) Modern women think that a man who looks manly and knows how to cook is an ideal husband. And he doesn’t necessarily need to do something special. Even if he just slices the melon and arranges it nicely on a serving plate, it will make a woman happy.
3. He will always support you, even if you’ve made a serious mistake.
We all make mistakes, and, when it happens, your significant other should always be on your side. Even if you are wrong. In any situation, your husband should support you rather than blame you.
4. He pays attention to detail.
This doesn’t mean that your man has to know every detail of your life or remember what you were wearing the day you met. But he takes note of the things that matter to you. He knows how much sugar you put in your tea and what your favorite song is.
5. He is wise, not just smart.
It might be helpful to have someone around who can explain quantum physics, but even more important is a man who can find a way out of life’s ordinary problems. If your man is able to give you good advice when you’re having a fight with your mother, then you’re very lucky.
6. He knows how to cheer you up.
When you feel bad, your man always knows how to get you back in the groove: he will tell a great joke, support you, or do other things that will make you feel better.
7. He knows how to compromise and negotiate.
An ideal man can find a common language with police officers, plumbers, and crying women with no threats or bribery. He can even handle your toxic next-door neighbor.
8. He doesn’t forget about your problems immediately after leaving home.
Men usually find it difficult to focus on more than one task at a time. But a loving person always makes your problems a priority and never puts your issues on the back burner.
9. Your opinion matters to him.
The relationship between husband and wife should not only be about living together — they also need to become friends and advisers to each other. This doesn’t mean, however, that a man should be under his wife’s thumb. Learning how to make decisions together is a crucial element of a happy marriage.
10. He helps you with household chores.
If your spouse appreciates and respects you, he will never let you feel like you’re his personal maid. He understands that you get tired at work and so he is always ready to help you with cleaning the house if you ask him. Moreover, doing household chores together is a great way to get the work done faster and to spend time as a couple.
Obviously, every person has their own idea of the perfect relationship. And the qualities that make a man an ideal partner differ for everyone. But finding someone who puts you first, and whom you can put first, is key to a happy marriage.