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Are You a Good Husband or Wife by 1939 Standards?

An old test from 1939 that tells you if you’re a good husband or wife is making the rounds.  And yes, we expected a LOT from women back then, but not much from men.


An old marriage test from 1939 is making the rounds online.  It’s supposed to tell you if you’re being a good husband or wife.  But most of the tips don’t translate to 2020 very well.  Guys had it a LOT easier back then.  Women, not so much.

Here are some of the signs you’re a good HUSBAND, according to the test:  You’re nice to her friends . . . remember your anniversary . . . you’re kind to her, even if no one’s watching . . . you ask for her opinion sometimes . . . you let her drive the car if she needs it . . . and you read the paper out loud to her.  (???)

A few signs you’re NOT a great husband include:  Flirting in front of her . . . comparing her to your mom, or previous wives . . . talking about how life was better before you got married . . . not saying “excuse me” when you burp . . . and criticizing her in public.

Now here are a few signs you’re a good WIFE by 1939 standards:  You always serve dinner on time . . . you play an instrument . . . get dressed up for breakfast . . . you’re a good housekeeper . . . you always put the kids to bed . . . you run any big purchases by your husband first . . . and you let him sleep in on the weekends.

Some signs you’re NOT a good wife include:  Not liking kids . . . being late for appointments . . . letting your cold feet touch him under the covers . . . being a backseat driver . . . getting jealous . . . and wearing red nail polish.

Travel back in time, here:  (WRCB)

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