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Francesca  Di Meglio

Why Hubby Needs You

By November 30, 2012

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I make my husband's lunches, cook us both dinner, change our son's diapers, pay the bills, buy the groceries, plan our vacations, feed our son, do most of the cleaning. Of course, he does help out when I ask him to do something and explain exactly what to do. When he does give a hand, he does a great job. And he's a wonderful man with a generous heart. But he'd be a bit lost without me. My father is the same way with my mom. He runs his own business, but my mom runs the rest of his life. And he couldn't function otherwise. She went to my brother's home for a couple of weeks when my niece was going to be born, and my father ran out of garbage bags, so he started piling the garbage in a corner of the kitchen right on the floor. He would wash dishes and put them on the kitchen table and chairs because he didn't know where they belonged. I had to go and clean the entire house and buy him garbage bags. It was unbelievable. I guess I should provide a bit of an excuse for my husband and father. They are both the youngest son with three sisters ahead of them. And they are both native Italians. In Italy, the mothers and sisters baby the boys  - a lot. We're constantly trying to break them of the bad habits they gained as children. Still, they are our loves. And we are thrilled to have them. But we like to dwell on how much they need us every once in a while because, let's face it, we love to be needed. So, read about how to be certain your spouse needs you and share your stories with us.

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