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No one’s perfect but that doesn’t mean we can’t strive to be better! If your husband has a few bad quirks that drive you crazy, get him to ditch them. Use these tips to help your husband change his bad habits and you won’t have to try too hard.
You’re madly in love with your husband and the two of you have made many compromises and adjustments to build a fulfilling relationship. But are there some habits he has that really irk you and at times, test your patience? Well, marriage is definitely about compromise but this doesn’t mean you have to put up with everything!
Bad Habits Husbands Have That Irritate Women
Everyone’s unique but there are common habits husbands tend to share that really put you off. They include:
- Throwing dirty or wet towels on the bed
- Leaving smelly socks on the floor
- Leaving hair in the bathroom sink
- Peeing without putting up the toilet seat or forgetting to put it down later
- Scratching privates
- Picking nose
- Farting without abandon
If you’ve tried putting up with these lousy habits but have reached the end of your tether, it’s time to take the bull by the horns!
Tips to Help Your Husband Change His Bad Habits
1. Focus on The Solution
Though tempting, preaching can put him on the defensive and lead to an ugly fight. Instead, tell him in a soft voice what you feel about a particular habit he has and let him think on his own how to solve it. Remember, your focus should be on changing your husband’s bad habits tactfully and not creating more problems.
2. Take it Slow
If you think that you can change all his bad habits in a day, think again. You need to be patient and point out one bad habit at a time. Is he dumping his smelly socks on the floor instead of the laundry? Tell him what to do, remind him if he forgets and bring up another habit only after he starts coming around.
3. Say Cheers to Girl Power
If you’re not sure how to change your partner’s bad habits, exert your woman power. Does your hubby eat too many unhealthy meals outside? Change things by preparing delicious but healthy meals at home. Bring a romantic twist by organising a candle light dinner. If he spends a lot of time watching television or gaming, shift his focus by planning fun things in bed and outside.
4. Wait for The Right Moment
Talk to your husband when he’s in a good mood and not when he’s had a bad day or is feeling ill. It’s a good idea to treat him to his favourite dish and then lovingly bring up the habit-breaking. You can also start a conversation when cuddling before settling down for the night. Do be sure to check your tone if you don’t want damage!
When you sit down to talk to your husband about his bad habits, be ready for some criticism from him too. After all, it’s not just him who has them! Be objective and realise that not all of your husband’s bad habits can be changed. You might have to live with some, but then what’s love if not accepting of faults?