Wives Were Expected To Adhere To These Crazy Rules Back In The 1950s

11. Evenings are his time. Do not complain if he comes home late or goes out for dinner (or anywhere else) without you. You must try to understand that his world is full of strain and pressure and he needs to be able to relax.


12. A good wife’s goal is to make the home a place of tranquility and calm that her husband can renew himself in.


13. Never greet him with problems or complaints.


14. If he’s late for dinner, or even if he stays out all night, don’t complain. This is minor compared to what he’s gone through that day.

15. His comfort is your priority. Have him kick back on a comfy chair or in the bedroom and have hot and cold drinks ready for him.


16. Fluff his pillows and take his shoes off. Talk in a low, soothing voice.

17. Don’t question his actions or judgment. Remember, he is the master of the house and will always exercise his will. You have no right to question him.


18. A good wife knows her place.


Wow. Some of these rules aren’t TOO bad – tidying up the house is a nice gesture that any spouse (husband or wife) can do for their partner – but some of the other ones towards the end are just crazy to me. I’m definitely glad that women are treated more equally now. A huge part of why I love my wife is because of how strong and independent she is and the fact that she won’t take any guff from anyone – including me!

It’s fascinating to think that just 60 years ago, things were so different. I wonder what people will write about our generation in 60 years?

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