Don’ts For Husbands

There are many books on the market that try to give advice to married couples on what is acceptable behavior and what isn’t. Very few, however, were written in 1913 and still relevant today. “Don’ts For Husbands” is a book originally written by Blanche Ebbutt and contains lists of “Don’ts for Husbands” and “Don’t for Wives”.

This compilation contains facsimile versions of the original books written by Ebbutt and published by A&C Black in 1913. Each of the pocket-sized books (they are actually about the same size as an iPhone), contains literally hundreds of pieces of information aimed at instructing and entertaining couples with advice for a happy marriage. The amazing thing about these snippets is that they still ring true over 100 years after the original books were written.

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Detailed information about Don’ts For Husbands

The types of advice found in the book appear in chapters covering harmony in the home and how to avoid discord; money matters; clashing of personalities; jealousy; household management; children and more.

Although many of the snippets of information are written in the style of the day and highlight common practices of the era, a lot of them are still true today as they were all those years ago. If the reader doesn’t think that a certain guide is out of date, then he or she should still read it because not only will it entertain with its innocence it will also show how much society has moved on over the last one hundred or so years (and how much society still has the same problems).

When reading the pieces of wisdom inside the book, the reader must remember that it was written in an era when the man of the house went out to work while his wife stayed at home, managed the house (and any servants they might have), and looked after the children.


Full of snippets of wisdom that are as relevant today as they were in 1913

Information and entertainment for the modern couple struggling to manage their personal relationships

Available as a hardcover or as a Kindle book