How Wives Should Treat Their Husbands


This 1955 ‘Good House Wife’s Guide’ Explains How Wives Should Treat Their Husbands

It’s so fascinating to learn about how people used to live — especially when we discover that not much has really changed.

However, sometimes you come across some old traditions that you simply can’t believe people ever followed — like these odd dating rituals throughout history.

But what women in the 1950s were expected to do for their husbands? Well, those traditions have certainly flown right out the window!

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

It may feel a little strange to accept these rules today, but it remains so interesting to see how society once behaved.

Scroll further to see what rules mothers and housewives once had to follow, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

1.) Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready, on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you have been thinking about him and are concerned about his needs.


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