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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم "...And they (women) have rights (over their husbands as regards living expenses) similar (to those of their husbands) over them (as regards obedience and respect) to what is reasonable, but men have a degree (of responsibility) over them. And Allaah is All-Mighty, All-Wise." [Al-Quraan 2:228] "...And live with them honourably. If you dislike them, it may be that you dislike a thing and Allah brings through it a great deal of good." [Al-Quraan 4:19]
Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said:
خَيْرُكُمْ خَيْرُكُمْ لِأَهْلِهِ ، وَأَنَا خَيْرُكُمْ لِأَهْلِي "The best of you is the best to his family, and I am the best to my family.” [Jaami' At-Tirmithee]
Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-'Uthaymeen, may Allaah have mercy upon: "Regarding the saying of the Prophet - sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam: ‘The best of you . . .’ This person is the best of the people, he is the best of them to his wife. So if you have any goodness, then make that goodness for the closest of the people to you, and make it so that your wife is the first to benefit from this good.
And this is the opposite of what some people do today. You find that he has bad manners with his wife, and has good behaviour with other people, and this is a great mistake.
Your wife has the most right to good behaviour, and having the best manners to them, because she is the one who is with you day and night, openly and secretly.
If you are afflicted with something she is afflicted along with you, and if you're happy, she is happy along with you. If you're sad, she is sad along with you, therefore you should make your dealings with her better than your dealings with strangers, so the best of the people are those who are best of them to their wives.
I ask Allaah to complete my eemaan and that of the Muslims, and that he makes us the best of the slaves of Allaah to our wives and upon those who have a right upon us." [Taken from: ‘Explanation of Riyadh as-Saliheen’ 3/134]