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I needed him to listen and show that he cared about how I felt – to look me in the eyes and be present so I’d know he had my back. But this wasn't something he knew how to do.
The few times we were intimate it was mechanical and void of emotion on his part. Then it stopped all together. In a bizarre way, his distancing made facing his death a lot easier. He inadvertently prepared me for widowhood.
Feelings are not the best foundation for marriage. However, feelings, or the lack of them, can affect your marriage. You need to address them together.
Effective skills in communication are necessary to maintain and increase our quality of life.
Part of a working relationship is making decisions together. But doing that successfully depends on how each of you see the relationship.
Criticism has a nasty connotation. However, there are ways to effectively and productively critique someone’s performance, be it an employee, a child, or even your significant other.
The best mortar to hold a marriage, or any other relationship, together can be forgiving each other. But first, you need to know what forgiveness is not.