The Perks Of Having A Supportive Husband

The Perks Of Having A Supportive Husband

Finding someone to spend the rest of your life with is great, but having that person support you and your dreams is even better.

I met my husband at a time when I wasn’t thinking about settling down or meeting the man of my dreams. I’d be lying if I told you I hadn’t set up a list of all the necessary things I wanted in a significant other.

When I met my husband more than four years ago, we had been single for more than three years and wanted to focus on our future. I shared how we met in a previous post, you can read it here.

Why We Met
Life has a funny way of showing you all the wonderful reasons to smile. I believe one of them was introducing me to Jeff.

Yes, we’ve had our ups and downs, but it’s they’ve been a blessing for us. Each time we’ve had it rough, we’ve held hands and continued our journey. We’ve been able to experience some of the most precious moments of life together, and for that, I’m forever grateful.

I might not know where life will take us, but I know where it’s taken us thus far. Together, it feels as though we can accomplish anything that comes our way.

We give each other strength in times of weakness, and love in times of hurt. We compliment each other well. He works with numbers, I work with letters. He’s a night owl and I’m an early bird. He’s left-handed and I’m a righty.

The list goes on.

Love Is A Two Way Street
The amount of support I receive from Jeff is inspiring. Even at my lowest point, I’ve been able to lean on him for support.

Before making any big decisions with my blog or freelance work, I always consult with him. He’s like a business partner, and in many ways, being in a marriage with kids is like running a business. Your products are your kids and you work together to keep your company from going into bankruptcy.

Love fuels much of our daily life together, and it keeps us fighting to see the light at the tunnel. Through Jeff’s love and support, I’m able to do the following:

Make the most out of the time we have with our little ones.
Jeff works full time to provide for us, and the number of hours he puts in is inspiring. He’s great at what he does and has been the backbone to creating the life we live today.

Days off are days we spend off the grid. We travel together with our family — pups included. 

Push myself a little further each time. 
Although I’m intrinsically motivated, there are times I need to hear someone else’s advice. Jeff has taught me a lot about being more organized with my thoughts and creating processes to execute day-to-day tasks. He has a way with making sense out of things when they seem odd.

Love wholeheartedly.
Knowing that he loves and supports me through everything has given me the capability to open up my heart without the fear of getting hurt. Shutting down has always been one of my defense mechanisms. I don’t feel that way with him.

Appreciate the simple things.
I’ve always considered myself to be somewhat of a minimalist, but Jeff has shown me a different level of what it means to cut down on things. There was a time in my life that I thought being pampered — nails, hair and the right makeup — was going to make me feel beautiful. There are other reasons to smile in life, and it doesn’t have a price tag.

Is there anyone in your life that pushes you to keep going? Tell me about it in a comment below:

Fatima Torres

What's life like with three kids and two pups? It's entertaining, that's for sure! MTME breaks down family fun ideas and shares personal insights from a former B2B editor and digital marketer turned mom running a business and a household -- all under one roof. With her husband as her #1 fan, there isn't anything she can't accomplish. Read on to learn how she breathes in fire and exhales success.

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  1. We all need a partner in life that will support us all the way. That support is not only our motivation but our inspiration as well. It drives us to become and do better. It’s so nice that you found a husband who supports you no matter what.

    1. Thank you. I have to agree, inspiration is key when you need the strength to keep on going. It’s amazing when you can find that in a life partner.

  2. Having a partner means having someone to lean on for support and it’s really one of the best things about falling in love and being in a relationship. I think it’s awesome that you and your husband support each other, that’s really how it should work.

    1. Thank you, Carol. It really is a blessing. I don’t think I’d still be blogging if it weren’t for him. He inspires me to keep at it.

  3. How wonderful that you’ve paid him this tribute. I hope you let him read it. 🙂

    1. Oh, he reads all my posts. He’s my number one email subscriber 🙂

  4. it’s always nice to have a supportive husband! i also do have one! the reason wwhy i keep gaining weight! he’s very supportive that he didnt even mind me eating too much! haha

    1. Haha! I know the feeling. We do our best to eat at home this way we control what’s in our food and how it’s seasoned. 🙂

  5. What a wonderful post! Truly! There is NOTHING better than a supportive spouse! My husband is not “Mr. Romance” in the typical ways but he does things for me that others may consider out of the ordinary that mean the world to me. He also has always supported me in my career choices without blinking an eye. You and I, are very lucky!
    Thank you for sharing part of your story.

  6. It’s great having a supporting spouse during your whole marriage. I hit the jackpot with mine

  7. Thats really nice, that you both share the work…

  8. I think this is so awesome. My hubby is really supportive as well and it makes such a big difference. I could never do all I do without his support!

  9. So awesome that He stands behind you and supports you. my hubby does to and I couldnt be happier!

    1. Isn’t it awesome? I love being able to bounce back ideas with him here and there. We can learn so much from one another.

  10. I am a supportive husband and I know my wife feels that way too. The way you can’t clap with one hand, life has to have both partners supportive of each other.

    1. Great way of putting it. Thank you for your feedback and I’m happy to know you support each other.

  11. It sure does make things easier when your husband supports you!! It is a must have for any perfect relationship!!

  12. Every woman needs a supportive and loving husband and i am one of the luckiest woman. 🙂

  13. I have to admit I miss a supportive partner I became single 2 years ago and am now on my own with 6 kids but their dad is a big part of our lives still thankfully

    1. The best thing about all this is that their father is still present in their lives.

  14. I just loved this post! Thank God I also have a very good man and supports me every day!

  15. YESS! My husband is so supportive. It’s a huge necessity to have a supportive husband like ours. Keeps us grounded and sane.

    1. Yes it does. It helps you move up the ladder as well. You need someone to support you along the way. Supporting each other is the best way to do things. 🙂

  16. Married life becomes smooth and fun with a supporting husband. I wish I would also have a cool and understanding husband.

  17. This makes such a huge difference in life. I am also blessed with a supportive loving husband. We have four kids and it can be overwhelming, but he is always there for me.

    1. Yes, it really does. Every night we tackle the kids together until they fall asleep.

  18. Having a supportive husband/partner makes life easier. I think you are both blessed with each other.

  19. I have a wonderful husband who is very supportive. Although we may disagree about things, we love one another and complete one another.

  20. It’s great that your husband is so supportive! It’s very important to have that in a marriage. My husband is also very supportive to me as I am to him. We work together in our decisions as a family and we also own a photography business together.

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