Men and women are to be equal in a relationship. However, in our country, male domination prevails in most marriages.
As a result, the rights and wishes of women are often ignored. Worse, many women are even ignorant of these biases. However, many young women of the new generation are different. They have a clear idea of their goals and needs.
Young men of the new generation have to realize that woman enjoys the same freedom as man and that her life is not confined to home or office.
Onmanorama takes a look at what young women nowadays expect from their men.
Many marriages collapse over issues that develop over money, extramarital affairs, and problems created by relatives. But the most important factor that keeps a husband and wife together is the mutual understanding on their individual freedom.
Men face no hurdles in this regard as our society is a patriarchal one. On the other hand, women's freedom is a matter of big debate in our land, where many people believe women should not step out of their house after 9 pm.
The husband should realize that his wife is a separate individual and has the right to enjoy her freedom. He also has to erase any belief that freedom is something that he has granted to his wife.
Many men are surprised when you ask them to respect their wife. As an independent individual, a woman has the capability to take her own decisions. Husband should never show contempt at a decision taken by his wife, even if he does not agree with her. If the husband notices that his wife has erred, he should politely point it out without insulting her.
There are very few women who demand the entire time of their husband. Fewer still are men who realize that their wife has her own individual needs and may need to devote time for these purposes.
Many men have the feeling that after marriage, their wife is a property owned by them. Such men believe that the only freedom their wife is entitled to is going to work. But most husbands do not admit to holding this option.
Husbands have to recognize the need of their wives to have a social life of their own with friends.
No woman would want to become a punching bag of her husband which he uses to release his frustrations at home and office.
This need not involve physical violence. Transferring the husband's worries and anger to his wife is also a bad sign. Try to avoid this. It may be true that your wife is your friend, but she may not be mentally prepared to handle all the negative emotions that you convey to her. In case you go ahead, the problem may only worsen.
Majority of people around the world believe that cooking is a woman's job. Even in households where the wife works, it is her responsibility to prepare food. This thought has been so deeply ingrained in society that women consider themselves fortunate if their husband helps them in the kitchen occasionally. So, women would want their husband to carry out at least some tasks in the kitchen.
Meanwhile, preparing food every day or at least at regular intervals together would make a couple's marriage stronger.