I recently offered not a honey do list but a Honey-Don’t List for Husbands—seven things husbands must avoid if they want their relationship to thrive. Now it’s your turn, ladies: a Honey-Don’t List for Wives.
Most guys are familiar with the honey-do list: those little (and sometimes not-so-little) projects that your wife wants you to tackle. Even if you’re not particularly handy, taking one of them on communicates your love to her. But she has another, equally important, list she may never have shared with you: the honey-don’t list.
I had a hard phone call with a friend recently. He was reviewing his life and shared with me how “things haven’t turned out like I thought they would.” In my experience, this sort of comment usually means that the person believes their life should be better than it is, not just different.