“Telling Her Daily That She is Loved”
I think this is unfair. Everybody would like to be told everyday that they are loved, be they kids, elderly, or even the poodle. Why should the woman’s desire to hear that she is loved be highlighted as if it is a special request?
“Understanding and Forgiveness”
Most of the conversations in a home are about family members, cars, bank balances, children’s school, friends, shares, mutual funds, life insurances, medical insurances, monthly budgets, home loans, vehicle loans, vehicle problems, servant problems, shopping... if these can be called conversations. Prior to marriage, and in the early days of marriage, the topics were about some place to visit such as a theatre, movie, dress, looking good, park, or some hill station. Is it expecting too much then that some of that earlier charm return?
“Willingness to Make Time for Her and Your Children”
If the tables were turned, wouldn’t the same be expected of her?
“Saying "Yes" More Than Saying "No"”
Now – this is something everybody likes. Why single out women? Moreover, a rational reason for “No” would be more appropriate.
It would be insulting for a man to be ignored by his colleagues, but when it comes to his wife, who cooks and cleans, its easier to watch that football match, without blinking an eye, while the wife is talking about the child’s grade in school. How insulting is that?
“Affection and Kindness”
I think this is merely part of all the above points as well as the ones that are following. It does not qualify as a separate point unless it reads as – no abusing physically or mentally.
“Sharing Household and Child Rearing Responsibilities”
Yeah. Why is it so wrong? When a marriage heeds for divorce, men do not hesitate in listing the monetary value of the house, but the effort that went into keeping it free from termites and the like, they do not want to compensate. Outright cheating. And kids. If men do not want the responsibility, I am sure women can refuse to have a child altogether. It will be interesting to watch ten people ask the men “whom are you going to write this property to”, from the age of 40 or so.
“A Day Off Now and Then”
Is it so wrong? Does it need to be highlighted? Even the maid servant qualifies for that.
“Commitment to Take Care of Yourself Both Physically and Emotionally”
Well – you get this for what you give. Marriage is, after all, a contract. How about “do unto others as you would like them to do unto you”? So much for marital bliss.