Men, as we women know, are not too vocal about their feelings. When there is a problem that needs fixing such as a broken door or putting up a shelf. You can nudge them all you want, but unless they know what they are doing they probably won’t even get off the cough.
One of the things your husband or life partner won’t tell you is that he doesn’t know how to do something so if something need fixing, you can chalk it up to male pride, but you most likely won’t find him with his tool box out trying to fix it. Even if you try and persuade him pride can be a powerful thing and if he doesn’t know how to fix something you’ll never get him to try.
Because you know better, you now owe it to yourself- and to him- to take on the challenge of showing him you will love him even if he can’t do these things.
Men’s egos like to be stroked, so feed that. Let’s say, you want to get some woodwork done in the kitchen. If you happen to live in the UK and your man isn’t the best electrician Manchester has to offer, try to keep it under wraps at first, and don’t tell your husband you know about his weakness. He may feel that you perceive him to be incapable of doing the job himself. Men love it when you think highly of them, that to you, they are Superman incarnate. Make him feel that not even the best Manchester electrician matches his skills. Let the idea of seeking help elsewhere come from him- not you.
Give him your understanding. If we women are suckers for a bouquet of fragrant flowers, men fall weak at the knees when we understand them. If he says he’s too tired to do the wood work or the painting that is needed. Then try to keep yourself from nagging him and making an issue out of nothing.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know how to love the man in your life. Just make him feel special and cherished, and he’s sure to return the favour. However if you make him feel inadequate and let him know that he isn’t a match for the tradesmen out there then he isn’t going to thank you for it.