A Perfect Wife I Am Not

Monday, May 16, 2016

I am not a perfect wife. I know what you’re thinking, how could that be?! But alas, it is true. There is a lot I have to work on in the wife department, and probably always will be. But it’s not for lack of trying. I always imagined myself as the TV wife. The one who had dinner prepped and ready to go, the one who always kept her house pristinely decorated and clean, and the one who always looked perfect and kept herself together. You know the kind, straight out of a 50’s magazine. But we do not live in the 50’s. And it’s much more likely that I’ve spent the day binging on Netflix than cleaning the house, or ordering take-out instead of cooking dinner. There’s a huge difference between me and these 50’s housewives. I work, and I just finished a college degree, which up until last week was taking a significant portion of my day away. My apartment will never be perfectly clean longer than the hour or so it takes before we mess it up again, because oh yeah, we live here.

I’m not a perfect wife. But I love my husband, and I love being married and I try to reflect that in everything I do. If I order pizza instead of cooking, I make sure to order his favorite toppings on at least one half. If I don’t get around to doing the laundry I still try and make sure that his work shirt or pants doesn’t get mixed up in the rest of the mess of clothes we have on the floor.

It’s the little things that make marriage so significant today. It’s less about one person losing themselves in another, and more about working together as a team. I will never be the wife from 50’s television, although sometimes I find similarities in a few I Love Lucy Episodes. But I’ll never stop showing my love, and support. And if my house is never clean and food is never made, I still think we’ll find happiness in our little imperfections.


  1. I absolutely agree, marriage is work and it really is the little things that matter the most.

  2. This is great! I always say I'm not the perfect wife, but I'm the perfect wife for him!


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