A number of my fellow bloggers have linked to Greg Kendall-Ball’s post citing a 1955 Good Housekeeping article about what makes a good wife. Most of the suggestions have to do with how a wife greets her husband when he comes home from work. It’s amazing how times have changed.

I was interested to see this BBC report on a contemporary study that shows that, in a less gender-biased way, they were on to something. It seems that coming home to a hug and a supportive environment can help both men and women deal better with the stresses of the work. But I don’t think we really needed Good Housekeeping or the British Heart Foundation to tell us that.