How To Be a Good Wife

A Novel

Author: Emma Chapman

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 125001820X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8171

How To Be a Good Wife by Emma Chapman is a haunting literary debut about a woman who begins having visions that make her question everything she knows Marta and Hector have been married for a long time. Through the good and bad; through raising a son and sending him off to life after university. So long, in fact, that Marta finds it difficult to remember her life before Hector. He has always taken care of her, and she has always done everything she can to be a good wife—as advised by a dog-eared manual given to her by Hector's aloof mother on their wedding day. But now, something is changing. Small things seem off. A flash of movement in the corner of her eye, elapsed moments that she can't recall. Visions of a blonde girl in the darkness that only Marta can see. Perhaps she is starting to remember—or perhaps her mind is playing tricks on her. As Marta's visions persist and her reality grows more disjointed, it's unclear if the danger lies in the world around her, or in Marta herself. The girl is growing more real every day, and she wants something.

How to Be a Good Wife

Author: Bodleian Library

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781851243815

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 92

View: 3428

The art of being a good wife is not an easy one. This little guide was written for the middle classes of the 1930s who were reading one of the first modern self-help books. Illustrated with contemporary line-drawings, it contains advice by turns delightfully arcane and timelessly true, for example:It is a wife’s duty to look her best. If you don’t tidy yourself up, when you have done the bulk of the day’s work, don’t be surprised if your husband begins to compare you unfavourably with the typist at the office.Don’t forget that a wife can always set the standard of behaviour for the home. If she allows laxities of dress or conversation at the table she will soon find that they become a fixed procedure.Don’t forget that very true remark that while face powder may catch a man, baking powder is the stuff to hold him.Don’t criticise the food at your own table when you are entertaining and especially refrain from doing so before the servants.After all is said and done, husbands are not terribly difficult to manage.

How to Be a Good Husband

Author: Bodleian Library

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781851243761

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 92

View: 9933

The art of being a good husband is not an easy one. This little guide was written for the middle classes of the 1930s who were reading one of the first modern self-help books. Illustrated with contemporary line-drawings, it contains advice by turns delightfully arcane and timelessly true, for example:Don’t squeeze the tube of toothpaste from the top instead of from the bottom. This is one of the small things of life that always irritates a careful wife.Don’t think that your wife has placed waste-paper baskets in the rooms as ornaments.Don’t tell your wife terminological inexactitudes, which are, in plain English, lies. A woman has wonderful intuition for spotting even minor departures from the truth.Do cultivate the habit of coming down to breakfast with a smile. Remember that as the head of the house, it is your duty to see that everyone starts the day in an atmosphere of happiness.Don’t criticise the food at your own table when you are entertaining and especially refrain from doing so before the servants.

How to Be a Good Wife

Be the Woman Your Husband Will Love Forever

Author: Jill Washburn

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781541223813


Page: 66

View: 8496

How to Be a Good Wife. Be the Woman Your Husband Will Love Forever! Being a wife is a continuous and thought-provoking role. Every bride expects it to be a fun ride without anticipating the hard part, the more challenging component of a marriage. I wrote this book to address the perplex situations of a wife. In times of troubles and unwanted predicament, how do you become a good wife? How do you stick to your vows despite all the circumstances you come across daily. Also with Two complete Bonus chapters with information you can use right away and Now! A good wife is much more than just the woman who takes care of the household needs or the woman who prepares the menu or the woman who never ceases to be unavailable during romance. Being a good wife means resiliency and belief in your marriage despite adversities. It is about being a strong woman who can juggle many roles in one, someone who can foster growth within her and in his spouse and children, someone who can multi-task without breaking. Don't waste time, Learn this today! This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to stay in love with your Husband Forever and Be a Good Wife. The roles of a wife are a handful. Most of the time, you will find yourself exhausted from everything physically, emotionally, mentally and even financially. Moreover, the good wives find themselves standing despite these difficulties, with lipstick on and no tears at all. Black and White Version** Buy It Now

The Good Wife Guide

Author: Ladies' Homemaker Monthly

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1604334207

Category: Humor

Page: 40

View: 5622

A man’s home is his castle, and as such, he should be treated like a king. And this fun, retro volume shows wives how to keep his royal highness happy. When he returns home from his demanding job, a man rightfully deserves a bit of pampering. A happy smile, a warm kiss, and a pair of cozy slippers are just the start. Here are all the secrets for helping him feel comfortable and content: advice on cooking from scratch, the lowdown on why a clean home makes hubby feel better, and valuable hints on making yourself more attractive to him. It's a great and humorous gift for brides-to-be or happily married wives, for Valentine’s Day, and bridal showers and bachelorette parties.

The Good Wife's Guide (Le Ménagier de Paris)

A Medieval Household Book

Author: N.A

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801462118

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 5044

In the closing years of the fourteenth century, an anonymous French writer compiled a book addressed to a fifteen-year-old bride, narrated in the voice of her husband, a wealthy, aging Parisian. The book was designed to teach this young wife the moral attributes, duties, and conduct befitting a woman of her station in society, in the almost certain event of her widowhood and subsequent remarriage. The work also provides a rich assembly of practical materials for the wife's use and for her household, including treatises on gardening and shopping, tips on choosing servants, directions on the medical care of horses and the training of hawks, plus menus for elaborate feasts, and more than 380 recipes. The Good Wife's Guide is the first complete modern English translation of this important medieval text also known as Le Ménagier de Paris (the Parisian household book), a work long recognized for its unique insights into the domestic life of the bourgeoisie during the later Middle Ages. The Good Wife's Guide, expertly rendered into modern English by Gina L. Greco and Christine M. Rose, is accompanied by an informative critical introduction setting the work in its proper medieval context as a conduct manual. This edition presents the book in its entirety, as it must have existed for its earliest readers. The Guide is now a treasure for the classroom, appealing to anyone studying medieval literature or history or considering the complex lives of medieval women. It illuminates the milieu and composition process of medieval authors and will in turn fascinate cooking or horticulture enthusiasts. The work illustrates how a (perhaps fictional) Parisian householder of the late fourteenth century might well have trained his wife so that her behavior could reflect honorably on him and enhance his reputation.

How to Be a Good Wife

Your Step by Step Guide to Being a Good Wife

Author: HowExpert HowExpert Press,Angie Hall

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540856630


Page: 48

View: 2086

If you want to be a good wife, then get the "How To Be a Good Wife" guide now. You have taken the plunge, and said those magic words that have connected you to someone for the rest of your life. Now you are asking yourself, what exactly does this mean? What do you do now that the honeymoon is over? Where do you start learning how to be a "Mrs."? Even though there may be a how to guide out there for everything else, this book will only help you if you are truly willing to put in the time and effort it will take. Marriage is hard, which means that if a marriage lasts today, it is truly a miracle. How To Be a Good Wife gives you some great ideas for making your relationship work. This is not a book of tricks, or manipulations, but a book of genuine, heartfelt examples that truly work. Put aside your fears of what you have heard about marriage. Every marriage is different, and you will not experience anything exactly like someone else, even if it happens to your best friend. This book can give you ideas on how to stay married longer, and be happier with your spouse. You can be a good mother, a good wife, and you can work a full time job successfully. The key is to let your husband in to your world, and help him understand when you need his help. You just have to promise yourself that you will try. Many books will try and tell you how to change someone, or change yourself. This book is about embracing who you are and who the person is that you married. Being a good wife goes beyond just saying the words, "I Do." It is about giving 100 percent, when there is a chance your spouse may not. It is about overcoming difficulties, and not knowing what lies around the bend, or what tomorrow brings. This book will help you see that love can get you through the hard times, whether you are rich or poor. You can survive gossip, temptation, and society. You can really let your hair down and not wear make-up, and he will still love you. Give him a chance, and you will see! There is advice on money management, sharing chores, and how to spend time together. You can truly be your husband's best friend, if you so desire. You only need to open your heart, even if it means putting it out there on your sleeve for your husband to see. You can laugh, or cry, or say it is just plain silly, but don't say it doesn't work. It really does, and has for twenty plus years. This book is full of ideas to help you kick start a dull marriage, or a challenging one. You must be committed to one another, and you must be willing to give up the "old you." Even though the critics say, that women and men are from two different planets, it doesn't mean we can't live together and have a successful life together. If you value your marriage, or want to just "freshen up," take the opportunity and read How to Be a Good Wife. Click "Buy Now" to get it now!

How to Be a Better Wife and Mother

Be a SuperMom, a Good Wife and Improve Your Family Life Today

Author: Amelia Farris

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781514150252


Page: 36

View: 7888

How to be a Better Wife and MotherBe a SuperMom, a Good Wife and Improve your Family Life TodaySometimes it's natural to feel that maybe you aren't quite living up to your own expectations and being the perfect wife and mother for your family. This fantastic book by Amelia Farris will help you to find the solutions to the problems that you face in your family life that work best for you. Every woman is different. The way in which we do things and the way our families function differs from one person to the next. What works for one family, may not work for the next. This book offers a whole host of tips and advice that you can try to implement in your life. By doing so you will see what works best for you and your family. This book tells us how improving your family life is a never ending cycle. Every day is a new day and it's an opportunity to change things. Amelia explains how, by making better decisions and making small changes, we can dramatically improve the way our home runs and how our families interact. This is a must read for all women with families that are feeling like the everyday strains of life are getting on top of them. This is the first step to getting your life back to exactly where you want it to be.

The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands

Author: Dr. Laura Schlessinger

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061796743

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 9466

In her most provocative book yet, Dr. Laura urgently reminds women that to take proper care of their husbands is to ensure themselves the happiness and satisfaction they yearn for in marriage. Women want to be in love, get married, and live happily ever after. Yet disrespect for men and disregard for the value, feelings, and needs of husbands has fast become the standard for male-female relations in America. Those two attitudes clash in unfortunate ways to create struggle and strife in what could be a beautiful relationship. Countless women call Dr. Laura, unhappy in their marriages and seemingly at a loss to understand the incredible power they have over their men to create the kind of home life they yearn for. Now, in The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, Dr. Laura shows you—with real-life examples and real-life solutions—how to wield that power to attain all the sexual pleasure, intimacy, love, joy, and peace you want in your life. Dr. Laura's simple principles have changed the lives of millions. Now they can change yours.


Author: April Young

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781498493376

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 138

View: 4026

When we speak the words "I do" at our wedding, what does "I do" truly mean? Does it mean we will do everything we're told to do for our husbands? Who set the standard for how we're supposed to behave, what we're supposed to do, and how we're supposed to act as wives? Is there a true "one size fits all" standard for marriage? And is it possible to have a successful, fulfilling marriage for both husband and wife for "all the days of our lives"?In How to be a God-wife, Not Just a Good Wife, author April Young tells women how living as a happy wife can lead to a happy life, not just for us as women, but for our husbands as well. Being a wife is challenging. Learning to coexist with another human being can be difficult at times. Learning how to disagree and "fight" in a healthy way is even harder when two people are bound to one another for the rest of their lives.Once the newness of being married wears off is when the teachable moment that will change the course of our marriage begins. This is where How to be a God-Wife, Not Just a Good Wife can help women in their marriages. You will discover: The importance of setting the tone in your home. What it means to invest in intimacy; it's not just for the bedroom. The act of forgiveness and dealing with hurt feelings concerning our spouse. Both verbal and non-verbal communication.And more!"A wife is a woman of tremendous influence and power. Her connection and fellowship with the Father is the instrument that makes her marriage flow in beautiful harmony.""

The Good Wife

A Novel

Author: Stewart O'Nan

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312425012

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 9837

When her husband is incarcerated for his involvement in a tragic home invasion, Patty Dickerson must raise their newborn child in a community that is sometimes hostile to her, all the while struggling to maintain her dignity. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

The Premarital Planner

Your Complete Legal Guide to a Perfect Marriage

Author: Vikki S. Ziegler

Publisher: Imagine Publishing

ISBN: 9781936140688

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 8374

Presents a frank guide to relationships and marriage, focusing on compatibility and prenuptial agreements.

The ABC's of Choosing a Good Wife

Author: Stephen Wood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780972757102

Category: Courtship

Page: 173

View: 6640

Every Man Should Read This Book to Help Him Make the Greatest Decision of His Life! Let's face it. Finding a good woman is no easy task in our materialistic, pleasure-seeking, divorce-plagued society. In fact, many men today have given up hope of ever finding a good woman to marry. This unique new book offers practical and insightful advice to men on how to choose a partner for life and restores hope that a lasting, loving, and fulfilling marriage is possible in a divorce-prone world. Here are just a few of the topics covered: How to develop good communication skillsThe best places to find good, eligible womenHow to know when you've met the woman you want to marryHow to avoid getting stuck in dead-end relationshipsHow a man can support a family on one income in today's economyA sound, biblical strategy for getting finances on a solid footingKey questions to ask before you ask the big questionAre Internet sites for Christian singles worthwhile?The answer to the common question "how far can I go before marriage?"The ABCs of Choosing a Good Wife offers a solid new way to prepare for marriage in a world where relationships are falling apart. Many children today come from families scarred by divorce. Even those who come from stable homes have seen marriages collapsing all around them. Nevertheless, Steve Wood believes that young adults are ready for the radical solutions he proposes, solutions that embody the traditions and wisdom of the Catholic Church.

How to be Married

What I Learned from Real Women on Five Continents about Surviving My First (really Hard) Year of Marriage

Author: Jo Piazza

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0451495551

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 4548

At age thirty-four, Jo Piazza got her romantic-comedy ending when she met the man of her dreams on a boat in the Galápagos Islands and was engaged three months later. But before long, Jo found herself riddled with questions. How do you make a marriage work in a world where you no longer need to be married? How does an independent, strong-willed feminist become someone's partner -- all the time? Journalist and author Jo Piazza writes a memoir of a real first year of marriage that will forever change the way we look at matrimony. A travel editor constantly on the move, Jo journeys to twenty countries on five continents to figure out what modern marriage means. Throughout this personal narrative, she gleans wisdom from matrilineal tribeswomen, French ladies who lunch, Orthodox Jewish moms, Swedish stay-at-home dads, polygamous warriors, and Dutch prostitutes. How to Be Married offers an honest portrait of a couple. When life throws more at them than they ever expected -- a terrifying health diagnosis, sick parents to care for, unemployment -- they ultimately create a fresh understanding of what it means to be equal partners during the good and bad times.

Conduct Becoming

Good Wives and Husbands in the Later Middle Ages

Author: Glenn D. Burger

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812249607

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 2729

Glenn D. Burger argues that, over the course of the long fourteenth century, the "invention" of the good wife in discourses of sacramental marriage, private devotion, and personal conduct reconfigures how female embodiment is understood.

The Night Guest

A Novel

Author: Fiona McFarlane

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374710643

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 7846

A mesmerizing first novel about trust, dependence, and fear, from a major new writer Ruth is widowed, her sons are grown, and she lives in an isolated beach house outside of town. Her routines are few and small. One day a stranger arrives at her door, looking as if she has been blown in from the sea. This woman—Frida—claims to be a care worker sent by the government. Ruth lets her in. Now that Frida is in her house, is Ruth right to fear the tiger she hears on the prowl at night, far from its jungle habitat? Why do memories of childhood in Fiji press upon her with increasing urgency? How far can she trust this mysterious woman, Frida, who seems to carry with her own troubled past? And how far can Ruth trust herself? The Night Guest, Fiona McFarlane's hypnotic first novel, is no simple tale of a crime committed and a mystery solved. This is a tale that soars above its own suspense to tell us, with exceptional grace and beauty, about ageing, love, trust, dependence, and fear; about processes of colonization; and about things (and people) in places they shouldn't be. Here is a new writer who comes to us fully formed, working wonders with language, renewing our faith in the power of fiction to describe the mysterious workings of our minds. A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Book of 2013

A Good Indian Wife: A Novel

Author: Anne Cherian

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393068665

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7583

“An absorbing tale of contrasts. . . . Cherian tells the story with quiet strength.” —San Francisco Chronicle Handsome anesthesiologist Neel is sure he can resist his family’s pleas that he marry a “good” Indian girl. With a girlfriend and a career back in San Francisco, the last thing Neel needs is an arranged marriage. But that’s precisely what he gets. His bride, Leila, a thirty-year-old teacher, comes with her own complications. They struggle to reconcile their own desires with others’ expectations in this story of two people, two countries, and two ways of life that may be more compatible than they seem.

The Good Wife Guide: A Little Seedling Book

Author: Homemaker Monthly Ladies

Publisher: Cider Mill Press

ISBN: 9781604332063

Category: Humor

Page: 48

View: 7779

The Good Wife Book: 19 Rules for Keeping a Happy Husband A man’s home is his castle, and as such, he should be treated like a king. And this guide shows wives how to keep his royal highness happy. When he returns home from his demanding job, a man rightfully deserves a bit of pampering. A happy smile, a warm kiss, and a pair of cozy slippers are just the start. Here are all the secrets for helping him feel comfortable and content: advice on cooking from scratch, the lowdown on why a clean home makes hubby feel better, and valuable hints on making yourself more attractive to him. It’s a great and humorous gift for brides-to-be or happily married wives for Valentine’s Day (as long as they have a great sense of humor!), and bridal showers and bachelorette parties.

A Good Marriage

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150110442X

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 2911

Now a major motion picture, Stephen King's brilliant and terrifying story of a marriage with truly deadly secrets. Darcy Anderson’s husband of more than twenty years is away on one of his routine business trips when the unsuspecting Darcy looks for batteries in the garage. Her toe knocks up against a hidden box under a worktable and in it she discovers a trove of horrific evidence that her husband is two men—one, the benign father of her children, the other, a raging rapist and murderer. It’s a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends “A Good Marriage.” This story was originally published in Stephen King’s acclaimed collection, Full Dark, No Stars.