One you should treasure, but not as a possession,
Who needs to be loved, not treated with aggression.
Her value is more than all the world's treasures,
Not just the sum of scale's unit measures.
Poems for Wives From Husbands
The role of a wife has changed significantly during the last hundred years. Women now have more freedom than ever before to choose their role in life and marriage. Many women may decide to invest heavily in a career and push off childbearing until a later age. Other women decide that they want to be a wife in the traditional sense. Husbands and wives can make all kinds of arrangements that are perfectly workable between each other. It is important that both parties are aware of the expectations that the other are bringing into the marriage so that there isn't friction later on.