But, if you’ve lost that loving feeling, you might want to do what I did one day when I sat down and honestly reflected on whether I really loved my husband. What I discovered caused me to get to work to learn how to love my husband all over again!
So, if you’re having trouble respecting certain qualities in your husband, just give him the general respect you’d extend to a stranger. Build on that. Don’t make it so personal. Respect is something we award, a medal of honor that we extend to our fellow man in recognition of their role and position in our lives — not necessarily in relation to their worth or their achievements, but simply a common courtesy.
So. . . my general rule is that if my husband is particularly annoying, rather than immediately jumping to the conclusion that he is just purposely trying to annoy me, so that I might get irritable and cranky, and react in a way that could possibly cause a conflict, that might blow up into an argument, that could potentially turn into days of fighting. . . perhaps I should consider that I am receiving the signals incorrectly.
There was something that attracted him to you in the beginning. You are still that same woman — only better!