Newspapers from history featured regular advice columns on advice for women. Often the advice is laughable but some were pure pearls of wisdom. Take this quiz to reveal which vintage practice YOU need in YOUR life.
START THE QUIZ!
Are you currently in a committed relationship?
Are you married?
No, but I used to be
I have no interest in marriage
No, but I want to be or I am engaged to be
Do you have any children?
Yes, and they live with me
Yes, but they are all grown
No, but I would like to
No and I don't want to
On a scale of 1-5 with 5 being "obsessive compulsive", how organized are you?
Do you keep your secrets?
Yes, most of the time
Some of the time
In 10 seconds, how many things can you think of that your partner does that annoy you?
5 or more
Who starts the majority of your arguments?
It is about the same
On a scale of 1-5 with 5 being "gourmet chef", how good of a cook are you?
What time do you normally go to bed at night?
On a long road-trip you would prefer to...
Be the driver
Be the passenger
The old-fashioned practice that you need in your life is "Long faces and nagging did not get you your husband, and long faces and nagging will not keep them". This seems a bit silly but in all reality, your husband fell in love with you for a reason. Try to be a positive influence in his life as he should try to be a positive influence in yours. How did we do? Let us know in the comments section below.
The old-fashioned practice that you need in your life is "If your husband has a headache, don't try to cheer him up by repeating gossip". This may seem silly but MOST men do not enjoy gossiping and only participate in order to indulge you. If it bothers him, don't do it. Especially not if he has a headache. If your husband does enjoy a juice tidbit or two then save it for later. How did we do? Let us know in the comments section below.
Let The Little Things Go
The old-fashioned practice that you need in your life is “Men like a clean house, but fussing about all the time, upsetting the house in order to keep it clean, will drive a man from the house elsewhere.” This may seem a bit silly, but it does ring true. Obsessive compulsive cleaning does not make a cozy home. So relax and watch some Netflix instead. How did we do? Let us know in the comments section below.
Don't Expect Them To Be Perfect
This tidbit of advice from 1913 still rings true today. The old-fashioned practice that you need in your life is Don’t expect your partner to be an angel. You would get very tired of her if she were." How did we do? Let us know in the comments section below.
Don't Be A Slob
This little tidbit was published in 1913 and is very specific, but the spirit of the advice rings true. The old-fashioned practice that you need in your life is Don’t sharpen pencils all over the house as you walk about" or in other words, don't be a slob.How did we do? Let us know in the comments section below.