By Amy Shearn, REDBOOK
The blogosphere's been buzzing lately about Michelle Duggar and her retrograde, submission-heavy "Seven Basic Needs of a Husband." I admit her advice was making me squirm, but then I started thinking: Wait, what about my basic needs? I mean, I kind of think my family's needs are pretty well-considered these days-but as the decorative potholder says, "If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy." Thus, I present you with the Seven Basic Needs of a Wife.
1. A wife needs a husband who respects her as a woman. This means never, ever saying things like "Is it PMS?," "You bought another sundress?," or "When you're done breastfeeding the baby, can I have a turn?"
2. A wife needs a husband who believes in and respects her god-given responsibilities. After all, Mad Men is not going to pour a glass of wine and watch itself.
3. A wife needs a husband who will continue to find her beautiful no matter howRead More »from The 7 Basic Needs of a Wife