The famous wedding vows, "for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health," are commonly known to everyone. Couples expect these vows to become a reality - to be their companion's priority at all times and in all circumstances.
Life's demanding routines often separate couples little by little, making both partners independent. However, this shouldn't interfere with your number one priority.
A happy couple always puts each other first. Despite time-consuming responsibilities, a husband must always make his wife his first priority to have a lasting, healthy marriage.
1. Prioritize your spouse over your family members
No family member should take priority over your spouse. Help and spend time with your family members when necessary, but do so after meeting your wife's needs and conversing with her first. You should both decide together when that method is or is isn't appropriate.
Remember, your wife's needs come first.
2. Prioritize your wife over your friends
Spending time with friends is fun and relaxing. However, once you are married, it's important you put your wife before your friends.
Together, decide when it's appropriate to go out with friends. Who knows, you may enjoy spending time together even more so than going out with friends.
3. Prioritize your wife over any other woman
No woman should ever come before your wife. She is the only woman who deserves your admiration, praise, affection and time. If you give those things to another woman, you are being unfaithful to your wife.
4. Prioritize time with your spouse over time with your children
No doubt, time with your family is important, but don't let the time you spend with your children diminish the relationship and time you reserve for your spouse. Prioritize your wife first and your children second in your family life.
5. Prioritize your spouse over your time on social media and internet
Nowadays, it's very easy to spend hours on social media entertaining yourself, but be careful about how much time you spend surfing the web. Set limits so you can preserve the time at home to spend with your loved ones and give attention to those who need it.
Your wife is your queen and should be treated like one. Undoubtedly, your dedication, love and companionship will be reflected in your relationship.
This article was adapted and translated from the original, "O marido deve sempre priorizar a esposa (principalmente nestas 5 situações)." It was originally published on familia.com.br.