Husband's Top Complaints with Their Wives
Norene Gonsiewski, LCSW, Certified Imago Therapist, shared husband's top resentments towards their wives.
1. When women stop making him the priority
Wives may want to ask their husbands if he has frustrations in any of these areas. This must be done at a time when the listener can assure herself she will not become defensive.
Targeted solutions for each frustrating behavior:
1. Eliminate negative communication. Ask directly for your needs, not through criticizing or blaming. Substitute “soft start-ups”, “We haven’t gone to a movie for awhile. Let’s go see something.” versus, “You never take me to the movies any more.” Eliminate picking on your spouse. Imagine how you would feel if he followed you around saying, “those pants are old get rid of them” or “you didn’t put the mustard back where it goes.” Be honest with yourself, it would drive you crazy. Tell him every week how impressed you are with him. How much you appreciate his contributions.