Children are so much better off in a nuclear family, and unfortunately, there are far too many families that have failed. While both husband and wife have a responsibility to build and strengthen marriages to provide a stable environment for children, there are many things men can do as husbands and fathers to try to protect and preserve their marriage relationships and avoid a divorce and the issues that come from it.
Banish Divorce from Your Thoughts
If you have an idea that you would be better off outside the marriage, that thought alone can cause a major break in your motivation to make it better. Simply deciding that divorce is not an option will help you focus on what you can do rather than on what you don’t want to do. relationships,relationships,relationships
Honor and Respect Your Partner
Granted, your partner may not be the same person she was when you married. But she is still worthy of respect and honor. She is an incredible person in her own right. Consider making a list of her most amazing and endearing qualities so you can remember why it was you fell in love in the first place.
Communicate, Communicate and Communicate
There is no substitute for talking regularly and about everything. Our wives feel intimacy with us when we share openly about our lives, our interests, our dreams and our expectations. A family therapist friend of mine suggests that husbands and wives set aside 30 minutes each day without interruptions where the couple can just talk together. Effective communication is an important way to strengthen marriage.