I talk a lot and I like to analyze people and situations..and then I like to “fix” the problems I see. When these traits are mixed the result can be a icky mess of harsh words directed right at the person I love the most: my husband! Not good. Not good at all!
SO, what do I do instead of inadvertently breaking my husband down word by word…I TRY REALLY HARD to shut my mouth. Each time I choose to listen, rather than speak, I give myself an opportunity to encourage him when I do choose to speak.
By choosing my words more carefully I am making the choice to respect my husband in my speech, thoughts, and actions.
And this is something I KNOW he appreciates. :-)