April 17, 2008

Leave Her With A Kiss

From month to month and year to year, life tends to take its toll on our marriage relationships. Sometimes this happens without us even noticing the change. Think about those times when you and your wife have been together and then you've left for an hour or an afternoon or whatever. You might say goodbye to her from all the way across the house, or if the two of you are having an especially good day (and happen to be in the same room), you might give her a quick hug or a kiss as you walk out the door.

I remember back when my wife and I were dating...and then engaged...and then newlyweds on our honeymoon. During this period of heightened infatuation, I didn't want to leave her without wrapping my arms around her, giving her a good kiss, and saying something meaningful to her.

If your parting moments have lost all semblance of affection, consider this simple tip: Never leave your wife without a kiss. Ever. They don't have to be earth-shattering kisses; a simple peck will do. But it is a simple way to affirm that she is still your lover, even if you happen to be parting ways for the time being.

And by all means, if you have opportunity in an appropriate setting, try to surprise her sometimes with a longer, steamier kiss before you run out the door. You'll leave her impressed and you just might come back home to a happier wife who is more eager to see you.

What are your goodbyes typically like? Am I on to something here?

— Another Husband


  1. Very few times if ever ... do I leave and not kiss my sweet Lea. It's a regular thing I do and wouldn't have it any other way.

    I enjoy your blog!

  2. I completely agree. I could no more leave my wife without a kiss than I could breathe without my lungs.

  3. I'm working on my husband about that :D Problem is that he's been married earlier - 6 years.. and this is one of the things they never did. He's not used to it.

    This is good - from one point (thinking that he didn't want to do it with his ex), but bad from another - it takes time to build new habits :D

  4. UNLESS, of course, you leave for work at 2 am... As much as I love my husband, I don't want him to wake me up when he leaves for work, because when I do get woken up, it takes me an hour or two to get back to sleep. *lol*

    BTW, love your site (just stumbled across it today). I think your advice can go both ways, and will have to do some work for myself... (enough said ;) )