Top 7 complaints from unhappy husbands
7 husbands shared their gripes with a website who have provided some interesting expert responses! Could this help your relationship this summer?
Redbook says: There's no question that having an open dialogue about your children is important, but we understand that it can get tedious after a while. Once the kids go to bed or while they're out at weekend activities, make an effort to chat about lighthearted topics, like the results of a Buzzfeed quiz you both took, as well as more serious news or political issues to keep you connected and stimulated as a couple.
Redbook says: "Switches don't just get turned off," says Thompson. "There is usually something more going on in situations like this." If you felt like you had to put on a mask to get your husband to marry you, you may want to examine what's beneath the surface that made you feel that way. "When individual issues come up in therapy, I think it's important for both partners to look at them together."
Redbook says: It's human nature to occasionally get so wrapped up in your own issues that it's difficult to see someone else's perspective. "When we protect ourselves, we feel like we are the only one who feel a certain way," says Thompson. "But once you sit down together and start looking at yourselves and how you've been impacted, most partners realize they feel the exact same way." Voice your feelings of isolation before the next crisis comes up so you have a plan in place for when things get tough, like agreeing to take a few hours for yourself, then sitting down for a cup of coffee and a heart-to-heart.