It’s so nice to have a man around the house

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By Danny Hirt —

When it comes to domestic tranquility, I always try to remember the sage words of advice from my personal life coach, Dr. Phil — “Happy wife, happy life!”

This suggestion is a restatement of the backwoods expression, “If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy!”

But there is truth in what the good doctor says. And it’s become a life strategy that’s worked well for me.

Now, guys, don’t get the wrong idea. I’ve not turned into some kind of Caspar Milquetoast as I proceed through my married life. Just the opposite; I think I’m on to something that is helping my marriage.

Let’s look at it this way — being married is a partnership of a very personal nature. We’re in it for the long haul, so why not make the best of it.

And making the best of it for the husband should include helping out around the house, as well as other things.

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