My idea of a good wife is someone who will enjoy sitting down while I do the dishes after making her dinner, someone who will laugh at my jokes, a lady always, who carries herself with pride, and is proud that I am her man, she will take the time to learn 500 Rummy, and laugh at me when I fall to the floor in mock tears when she beats me.
She will know that love making starts while we are slow dancing in the living room and talking sexy, and liking the fact that I like the intimacy to go on for a few hours, she will like to lie in bed afterwards tangled up in each others arms and legs while we talk and laugh until we fall asleep.
She will know how to lift my feelings when I am sad, to support me in my endeavours, she will be my friend, confidant, my lover, my wife, and the mother of our children, she will always be true, as I would be with her, she will be a safe haven who's arms are always there to hold me, her lips to kiss me, and her body to surrender.
She is at this time lost to me, for I have not found her yet, I have come close, but it was not meant to be, but I have hope, and a place in my heart for her should that day ever arrive, and I will love her, support her, and always make her feel like the woman that I know she is...
That depends on the era of history and which circles of society you're talking about, as it's different for different social circles, not to mention religions (of which there are many). In Victorian times, the definition that momo004 gave was the working definition until the settlement of the West in the U.S. where pioneer women did more than just support a man. Often it was the men who died leaving widows and so a good wife also helped with ranch work too.
Women's Suffrage, Abolitionist and Temperance movements changed that in the U.S. as did the sexual revolution of the 1960's. The definition of a good wife has evolved to today as simply being a good partner in life, a fellow teammate.
Well, first let me say I've been with my hubby for 17 years and we are best friends. Always.secondly I'll say that my husband often tells me his old dating stories about the shy, timid women he met that never challenged him. Thirdly let me say that my hubby is a huge Star Trek fan. That being said, I think one of the coolest compliments he ever gave me was a quote from Star Trek. In his best Klingon voice he said," I am proud to say Imzadi( life partner), you are a most formidable opponent". It fits, what can I say?
My husband and I have been married almost 31 years. I fulfill his ALL of my wifely duties, with pleasure!, and he fulfills ALL of his manly duties plus!
We talk calmly, quietly and communicate as our own daily rule. No exceptions, holding back, mind playing or guessing games. We tell each other how we feel about everything. We play games together, walk, laugh, and lots of other things.
No matter what, we alway's say, "goodnight, I love you"!!!!!!!!
Never ever, go to bed mad!--alway's compromise!--communicate!---Don't say word's, communicate!!!!!!!!!!---Do not just hear word's, listen and understand them!--- Alway's say what you mean and never anything you will be sorry for later!--- always think, before you speak or act!