Giving in the domain the other spouse prefers or interested more in.
Once a day give each other a chance to vent triggers or feelings, limit the time and ended by saying “Thank you”.
Do not choose righteous over happiness.
Your emotional link to each other is directly proportional to how many positive exchanges you shared with each other.
Security needs of him may conflict with your autonomy needs. Your focus is to make him feel respected and acknowledged.
Show caring through body language and affectionate gestures, hold hands, speak softly, gentle tone, cuddle in bed. Just positive inviting attitude.
Express concern and validation and understanding to each other. Listen willingly to each other’s pain. Allow each other space, knowing when to be quiet and letting things be as they are at the moment is a healing and heroic act. Do not personalize or react.
Performing tasks that show consideration. Show respect to contribution to the family. Respond to positive behavior with appreciation and compliment.
Remember every step counts.