Thanks, But No Thanks
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2. "I'm amazed you were able to fix the leaky faucet."
Don't act surprised when he pulls off a project without professional help. "Telling a man you're 'shocked' by his capabilities is a huge hit to his self-esteem," says Casey. "Men never want their wives to question their ultra-masculine abilities." Try this: "Handsome, smart and handy? I knew I married a triple threat." Nothing says you see him as a sexy stud more than complimenting multiple facets of his manhood at once.
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3. "I fold the laundry this way, but thanks for trying without me asking."
Nix “trying” from your complimentary vocabulary. "He thinks he's done something great by pitching in, but that gets shot down quickly when he takes 'trying' as 'it wasn't good enough.'" Abandon your inner perfectionist and go with the flow. "It's OK to have a specific way of doing things, but compromise instead of critiquing his efforts," Casey says.
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