I personally haven’t been the best husband at times, but every day is a chance to make right the things we’ve gotten wrong. In 2014, I plan on taking these 5 steps to improve my marriage and be a better husband:
1. Honest Discourse
It all starts with honest dialogue. Many married couples (including mine) keep so much information bottled in because we try to anticipate how our spouses will react to the information we wish to share. So instead of dealing with the dialogue we expect, we choose to remain non confrontational and quiet. Remember this scene from Mr. and Mrs. Smith when they we speaking with the marriage counselor:
Jane Smith: There's this huge space between us, and it just keeps filling up with everything that we don't say to each other. What's that called?
Marriage Counselor: Marriage.
Yeah, I’m trying not be about that life any longer, and it has to start with open and honest dialogue. The longer we keep quiet, the longer we choose to hide our true selves, which can then never be accepted by the one person we hope to accept us for who we truly are.
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