Old Farmer's 1877 Almanac archives:
How to Make Your Husband Happy
How to Make Your Wife Happy
- Never speak slightingly of or to your husband in the presence of other people.
- Do not neglect neatness of person and surroundings.
- Speak gently always, and do not allow your voice to become sharp and loud.
- Treat your wife as politely and kindly as when you were wooing her.
- Do not speak lightly of her cares and fatigues, but sympathize with her troubles.
- Share your pleasures and cares, and show that you value her society and advice.
"For a happy marriage, never speak loudly to one another unless the house is on fire."