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Abby Dryer's goal in life is to bridge the communication gap between men and women. She finds herself giving lots of marital advice to her guy friends whose wives don’t want to have to explain *everything* to their husbands. “Women are hard to understand. I’m a woman, and *I* don’t even get us sometimes! Goodhusbanding is a great guide to help men understand their women, and hopefully communicate with a little more confidence, because that’s what works… communication!”

New Years Resolutions as a Couple

New Years Resolutions as a Couple

It’s that time of year again! Time to reflect on where your life has taken you over the past 12 months, and where you want it to take you over the next 12. Many people take this time to come up with New Year’s Resolutions that will help them change the course of their life for next year. Whatever it is, it will help if you and your spouse work together on your resolutions.

Surviving the Holidays with your Spouse - Part 4 - the 'Afterparty'

Surviving the Holidays with your Spouse – Part 4 – the ‘Afterparty’

Alright, the gifts are purchased, wrapped, presented, and unwrapped. The last people have left the last shindig, and the kids are finally asleep in bed. Phew! I know your first instinct is to turn into a TV or computer zombie and let the peace of the END of the Holidays wash over you before the New Year celebrations kick in – but I think that there is one more little ‘party’ you need to attend. The “just me and my spouse” party.

Surviving the Holidays with your Wife - Part 3 - Events

Surviving the Holidays with your Wife – Part 3 – Events

Whether it’s the employer’s Holiday Function, a Latke Party, Cookie Party, or Family Function, danger can lurk anywhere. Not that the December Holidays should sound too much like October, but sometimes ghosts and ghouls would be a nice reprieve from an eternal evening with the in-laws. This is where you and your wife need to have a plan and work together.

Surviving the Holidays with your Wife - Part 2 - Gifts for your Wife

Surviving the Holidays with your Wife – Part 2 – Gifts for your Wife

Having trouble finding the perfect gift for your wife? We’re here to help!

Surviving the Holidays with your Spouse - Part 1

Surviving the Holidays with your Spouse – Part 1

Well, there’s no mistaking it, the Holidays are here. Whatever your Winter Festivities may be, the most wonderful time of year could actually be the most STRESSFUL time of year! Over the next few days, we’re going to talk about what you can do to help make this (and every) Holiday Season easier to take. Today, we’re going to talk about GIFTS.

How to be a good Work Husband

How to be a good Work Husband

If you are a work husband, here are a few tricks to help you when you meet the Real Husband

Work Spouses - yes or no?

Work Spouses – yes or no?

A take on the “work spouse” concept.

Speaking about the unspeakable

Speaking about the unspeakable

I don’t think we can talk about marriage without talking about sex – it’s a very important part of marriage and shouldn’t be ignored.

Everyday Superheroes | Pediatric Cancer Awareness

Everyday Superheroes | Pediatric Cancer Awareness

Jose received his GoodHusbanding-sponsored super-hero capes from Kiss the Toad!

How far is too far 'for the good of the family'?

How far is too far ‘for the good of the family’?

I was watching Casino Jack this weekend, and a question came up in my head.  The movie is a pretty good movie (my love for Kevin Spacey notwithstanding) and so I won’t insult it with an overly quick synopsis – just go watch it.  The question is – How much is too much ‘for the […]

sad woman distant from man

An illustration of why communication is important

A quick illustration as to why communication is important with your spouse.

Shout out to Step Parents

Shout out to Step Parents

I want to give a shout-out to all of the step-parents out there. Step-parenting is hard. It complicates your life in ways that parenting doesn’t quite reach all by itself.

9 Things You Should Talk About (and agree upon) Before Deciding to Have Children

9 Things You Should Talk About (and agree upon) Before Deciding to Have Children

There are 9 things that you should discuss and agree upon before venturing into the world of Parenting. Hopefully, you’ll have more than 9 months to talk about them.

Important Vacation Things to Know

Important Vacation Things to Know

When I go on vacation, I have a few things that I *must* know, and the rest is up to the fates to decide.

Calvin as a Dad

Calvin as a Dad

Calvin 26 years later, introduces his daughter to Hobbes

Why Your Wife Wants You to go Shopping With Her

Why Your Wife Wants You to go Shopping With Her

Have you ever wondered why women want their husbands to go shopping with them?

Taking Care of Your Wife

Taking Care of Your Wife

Simple things to do when your wife isn’t feeling well.

couple at sunset

Special Days – Special Times with your Wife

When a couple needs some quality time, one of them declares an “Us Day”

Father-Daughter Birthday

Sunday Breakfast – Quality Time

What do you do to make your wife and children feel special?

Woman in black dress outlined by the moom

Why Men can’t talk about their wive’s “Time of the Month”

Why men shouldn’t talk about their wive’s “Time of the Month”

Couple Talking on the couch

Sex – How often is often enough?

How often is often enough when it comes to sex?

Caution: Change Ahead

Changing in Marriage

Why do women expect their husbands to change, while husbands expect their wives not to change at all?

Angry Couple

How to make marriage work

A guide on compromising to help your marriage succeed happily.

Ball in the air

Communication – what is it for?

What does your wife mean when she says she wants you to ‘Communicate’?

Aniston - 9 month old cancer patient

Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month | Real Superheros

Good Husbanding is sponsoring capes for children battling cancer