7 Things Every Husband Needs to Be Able to Do (PHOTOS)

husbands can doWe live in a world where men and women can really basically do anything the other can do. A dad can stay at home with the kids while the mom goes out every day to her job as a CEO or vice versa. Women can fix cars and men can do the dishes.

Still, there are some old gender roles that fit quite nicely and some that aren't about gender at all. They are just about the qualities we like to see in our significant others. We want to be complimented and made to feel like we are taken care of. There are things all wives should know how to do, too, but we are focused on the old hubbies.

Here are 7 things all husbands need to know how to do by the time they get married. They may seem outdated, but trust me, you will thank me. See below:

  • Fix a Broken Toilet


    One of the sexiest things my husband can do is fix our toilet. Oh, I know. It sounds repulsive. But trust me, the fact that I don't have to get my hands dirty or call a plumber is about the sexiest thing in the world.

  • Drive a Standard Car


    I don't care if you have two automatics and think you will never be behind the wheel of a stick shift. At some point, he will need to move a car, rent a car in Europe, or drive a standard for some other reason. It's just a life skill all PEOPLE, especially men, need to have.

  • Find the Right Parts on His Wife's Body


    I don't care how long you have been married. Even if it's only a year, you still need to know all the right buttons to press on your wife specifically and you need to know how to do it well. If you don't, learn. Stat. This isn't a lesson that can be delayed.

  • Take the Trash Out (Without a Reminder)


    No one wants to be the nag wife, and sure, we women can take out the trash, too. But it's SO nice to have a hubby who will do it instead. When my husband does this without asking, it makes me want to do a lot for him. A lot, I say. It's just better for our marriage.

  • Compliment His Wife


    Some things just go a long way in terms of improving marriage. This is one. Learn what she wants to hear and SAY it for God's sake.

  • Watch Reality TV


    This could apply to "chick flicks" or horror movies or any other genre that your wife likes. The point is, learn to enjoy what she enjoys and you will both be much happier.

  • Make at Least Two 'Signature' Meals


    It's really good when a man has at least two meals that are his. Sharing the chores is a key component of a happy marriage, and cooking is one of those chores that is best when it's shouldered by two people. Nothing from a box, please!

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