1950s Book Offers Laughable Tips To 'Look After Your Husband'

An extract from a 1950s home economics book offering "tips to look after your husband" has the internet in tears because of it's laughable and (obviously) outdated expectations of women.

1. Have dinner ready.  "Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospects of a good meal are part of the warm welcome needed."

2. Prepare yourself. "Be a little gay and a little more interesting."

3. Clear away the clutter. "Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift too."

4. Prepare the children. "They are little treasures and he would like to see them playing the part."

5. Minimise (sic) all noise. "Eliminate all noise of water, drier, dishwasher or vacuum."

6. Some don'ts. "Don't greet him with problems or complaints."

7. Listen to him. "Let him talk first."

8. Make the evening his. "Try to understand his world of strain and pressure, his need to come home and relax."

9. The goal. "Try to make your home a place of peace and order where your husband can renew himself in body and spirit."

Read the full excerpt below.


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