How to handle a loving but ever forgetful husband
13 June 2016, 13:17
Nairobi - Ever sent your husband sugar, diapers or even milk but he shows up with something totally different?
It can be irritably annoying and even depressing if it turns out to be a common occurrence.
It's a difficult situation to understand. You assume it's deliberate but wonder why he needs to be reminded all the time.
Well, since you chose to stick with him in good and bad times, you might need to help him out.
Try the antidotes below:
Share your distress.
Avoid confrontation regardless of how much you want to skin him. Yelling solves nothing but only causes more damage. Diplomatically, let him know he has a problem forgetting what you send him. Have an open discussion but don't bully him.
Agree on how you would be reminding him.
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Call him often. They say "love that showeth is love that dwelleth" to mean that love reigns where it is expressed. It is unlikely for your husband to forget your needs if you call him three to four times a day.
Even if you call and he doesn't receive, probably because he is busy, as the loving and caring man he will surely call back. You will have a chance to remind him about what you need at home. However, don't call your husband only when your mother-in-law is around to inform him of pending bills for her therapy sessions. Text him the sweet 'nothings'.
Men don't like messages that nag them to buy sugar or diapers.
Be sweet! Make him smile in his struggles of looking for money in pretext of a reminder. For instance, if you need a diaper, be creative and say something like "Junior looks sooo cute in his sleep today just like his very handsome daddy thanks to the diaper he bought him yesterday. He says thank you. Daddy, bring me one more."
This kind of text will sing in his head the whole afternoon and on his way back home, he will definitely end up in a supermarket to buy diapers.
Seek medical attention.
If nothing seems to work, seek for specialised medical attention. Your husband deserves to be your best friend and needs your support forever.
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