1955 ‘Good House Wife’s Guide’ on How to Treat Your Husband

In May of 1955, Housekeeping Monthly published an article entitled, “The Good Wife’s Guide,” which explains how a wife should act and how best she can be a partner to her husband and a mother to her children.

Some of these are ridiculous but it was a much different time then. For example, it says “Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you’ll be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your makeup, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh-looking. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people.”

Another one of my favorites, it explains that you should be happy and try to be more interesting. Let him talk first — remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours. He is the master of the house you have no right to question him or even get mad if he’s late for dinner or stays out all night.

Thank goodness relationships have come a long way from this period but you still need to see this article.

http://www.littlethings.com/1950s-good-housewife-guide/

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