A Happy Married Life

A Buddhist Perspective

by Venerable K. Sri Dhammananda | 1986 | 12,516 words

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According to Buddhist teaching, in a marriage, the husband can expect the following qualities from his wife:

  • love
  • attentiveness
  • family obligations
  • faithfulness
  • child care
  • thrift
  • the provision of meals
  • to calm him down when he is upset
  • sweetness in everything

In return, the wifes expectation from husband is:

  • tenderness
  • courtesy
  • sociability
  • security
  • fairness
  • loyalty
  • honesty
  • good companionship
  • moral support

Apart from these emotional and sensual aspects, the couple will have to take care of day to day living conditions, family budget and social obligations. Thus, mutual consultations between the husband and wife on all family problems would help to create an atmosphere of trust and understanding in resolving whatever issues that may arise.

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