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Great with the kids..has patience ..good listener ..and loves his wife and all her flaws and corkiness ..

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They are trained to say yes dear

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Oh yeah!!
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Where's the thumbs down button?
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A man who can tell me I'm the most beautiful woman in the world while I'm in writhing in the pain of labor.

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PacificT, yours has got to be the definitive answer to this question...love it!
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Oh Virginia you must be an angel, I didn't think my simple answer was of much interest to anyone but me. This is a good lesson for future parents. Men, follow this example when the mother of your child is giving birth, it will mean more to her than you can imagine!
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Read Ephesians, can't remember the chapter, but it points out the virtues of a good husband. Especially: Husbands love your wives and your own flesh.

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A good husband should be your best friend

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A good husband-loves you no matter what flaws you have, loves kids, is fateful, believes a person can be together for infinity, respects and protects everything around him, and will never let a meaningless fight get between his marriage.

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Someone who cares for you and are there for you no matter what. Who puts your needs in front of their own cuz they love you and have trust in you. Someone you can't live without!! Your best friend. I wish I had one.

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By the good husband's definition he doesn't deserve her. By HER definition: no results found. Did you mean good wife? See also: Bigfoot, Lochness Monster, chupacabra.

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Being male I'm not personally qualified to answer this question, but I can tell you why Daizy married me.

Her maiden name was Wood and she said that, as a child, she spent so much time on the wrong end of alphabetical queues that she'd have taken ANYBODY with an initial in the first half of the alphabet.

Here's a link to somebody else's idea of an ideal husband: http://www.killmydaynow.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Typical-husband-Wife_00-550x303.jpg

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Nice link, and totally the truth!

Funny, I have heard other theories on the last name changing being a prominent factor, although I think the novelty of it tends to wear off. Recently, I've come to believe that going last in the alphabet isn't so bad, and no matter what name you have, someone is going to butcher it. :)
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There speaks the voice of experience, Roslyn. :-)
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Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it

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Try this;
Sit down and write a list of all the things you'd like your lifetime mate to possess. Try to keep it to less than 20. You know, stuff like: must love kids, must love family, honesty, fidelity, trust. Right down to; must love cats/dogs, must dance or want to learn.
Put the list in a safe place for 1 week.

After a week, pull out the list and put the things you wrote down in order of importance. You can only put down a new item if you remove an old one.
OK, put the list away again but this time for 3 days.

After 3 days pull out the list and cross off anything that isn't a deal breaker.
(like must have blue eyes)

Now read your list. Do you measure up to the things you hold dear? If not,
Time to do some changing girl!
Can't expect others to do what we ourselves do not.
Be real about yourself and then you have room to judge others.

Does he measure up?
If he's not everything on your list, right now, then
Let him go.

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Liked this!
Have thought about a list cause I'm definitely shopping.
But, you know what, Beach, it's the SOMETHING that you just can't put down in words, ya know? IT has to be there. That's the hard part to find, in my experience.
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Been around awhile so I hear that!
But if the important stuff is really there, the rest us just trying to co exist with someone. Friends who become lovers that become husbands stay those 3 things.
But he's got to have the right stuff.
And so do you. Settle for nothing less!
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I really can't answer that after being married 3 times figure I will never know what it's like to be married to a nice guy. O well !

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He would love and accept me for who I am. The times that I are at my worst, he might not like me too well at that moment, but he would still love me and would understand and be willing to accept my apology. Likewise, when he had a moment, he would be able to apologize, too. He'd still think I was sexy in my comfy clothes. I would be able to talk to him about EVERYTHING and he would be able to tell me ANYTHING. We would enjoy whatever we were doing because of each others company. He would be there smiling during the good times, be proud of my accomplishments, and be able to lift me up when I was down with a look and a smile. He would comfort me when sad, and allow me to grieve when necessary. He would be honest enough to tell me if something I was wearing didn't look so good, but he wouldn't be mean about it.
He would be happy to take a ride in my truck and have the decency to act impressed. AND he would not get upset with me when other drivers comment on the CB that they think I'm pretty. He would however, be quick to let anyone know that they cannot go past a compliment (I would be letting them know that I have MY MR PERFECT) he'd have my back.
He would wrap his arms around me every chance he got, and we would (well you know) every chance we had.
Oh, and he would KILL SPIDERS!

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LOVE the spiders comment! Never thought of that, but really... a must have.
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Tell me about it! I just had to do it myself...a word to the wise...DO NOT use a pellet rifle to kill a spider inside your home! Now I've got a dresser with SPOTS! =^_^=
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My husband is afraid of bees. He was a football player and a soldier but those lil guys in the black and yellow stripes do him in;)
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Bellydancer, does he run and scream? I do!! I should have added them to my list... :0
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For me my husband is a perfect match. He is my soft place to fall, he heals my broken- ness, he makes me laugh, he makes me cry, he is a good, solid strong man. He is the father he never had- for our son, he is strong enough to keep me challenged, and he thinks I'm beautiful whether I'm dressed to kill of I just woke up. Is he perfect? No. But he is perfect for me.

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Hey belly hi, you have kids or you were just picturing a good husband ?
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No I'm married to my son's father. My son is almost 17 yrs old. It was love at first sight for my husband and I.
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Well, dncr, I'd marry that dawg the way you describe him!
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Okat you lost me. You're married to your son's father ?
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phil_m99
Well, *Duh*, would be an appropriate answer here, momo. My wife is married to her son's father too. However, dncr is conveying something a bit different here. Sorry I made flippant comment to dncr in light of yours ....
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Haha phil ok now i get it Lol thanx :-)
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Phil I admire your translation skills. Especially since I haven't had coffee yet.
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Works hard. Comes home. Lives within means. Loves you, Loves kids, (if applicable). Controls temper. Has sense of humor. Keeps bad guys away. Not afraid to sing, dance, or impress kids with bicep. Might fart on occasion. Cries when dog dies, happy when cat dies. Wears socks with sandals. Never runs out of cold beer. Always has a wrench of the right size. Complains about the government. Alyways needs help with cell phone.

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Sounds good enough. Can't expect too much more! :-)
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I think, as I would guess you know that there is not one answer. There is no one size fits all. It is a combination of both of the partner’s needs and wants. What may seem ideal for you may seem totally inadequate for someone else. I have been married for 41 years. My wife is not my best friend, she is my lover. I spend months away from her at a time, but she is excited when I get home and we do things that she would never have done without me. (A trip around the US on a motorcycle, two months in Mexico, a month in Italy) Conversely some relationships have a need for constant reassurance. This works for them. Bottom line is I do not believe there is one answer. You have to determine your needs, discuss it openly with your partner, and she if he can, and wants to fulfill your needs, and you his.

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Just like two things that complement each other... Peanut butter and chocolate, sugar and tea, ham and eggs, whatever, when put together, one makes the other better!

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Not a bad analogy! I am with you.
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Great answer. It's sooo not about a checklist. It's what fits.

I tried the checklist way...didn't work.
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