[Audiobook] “52 Things Wives Need From Their Husbands” by Jay Payleitner

This audiobook edition is narrated by Jay Payleitner, the author.

Payleitner asserts that we all have a list of chores to accomplish. They break into different categories, being (i) his, (ii) hers, (iii) both, and (iv) whomever is available. In this, marriage is not a 50/50 effort by husband and wife, but rather a 100/100 effort by husband and wife. The math doesn’t add up, but according to Payleitner, the effort sure does.

While husbands do the hard labor and be the breadwinners, statistically and theologically, the wives handle the tedious tasks in the house, doing “more” work instead of more “work.” Tracking who does more, or who works harder, will not lead to any happiness in marriage. There’s no tit for tat in life, so there’s none in marriage either.

Payleitner’s writing style is slow, and as a result, his narration feels dragging. There is an authentic feel, thanks to the ability to narrate his own work. The audio feels much like a marital counseling session, which works well for those needing guidance.

While I only mentioned what Payleitner discusses about marriage, it is the platform for his book. In his book, he covers what the title says: 52 things that husbands need to accomplish for their wives. It’s obvious that wives work more tediously, and given their delicate (like ceramic) nature, us, as men, need to tend to their needs. We need to kiss them. We need to write letters to them. We need to buy them flowers (or pick them). We need to love them. That’s what it is about…Disclosure: I have received a reviewer copy and/or payment in exchange for an honest review of the product mentioned in this post.