This is an excerpt from: Cheat on Your Husband (with Your Husband) – How to Date Your Spouse by Andrea Syrtash.
“I’ve been guilty of sulking and dragging around the house, hoping Michael would notice. When he does and says, ‘What’s wrong?” I shrug, playing a silly game of ‘guess my gripe.’ But in these situations, Michael doesn’t want hints. He wants answers. He wants direction. My husband can handle the truth.
“If you’re upset about something significant, it’s up to you to communicate that. It’s fine if you need a little time to collect your thoughts and don’t want to talk right away. But take those steps to communicate so your husband doesn’t feel cut off from what you’re going through.
“The formula for successful communication may sound like a lot of work, but it is actually quite simple: If you operate from the principle that you and your husband are on the same team, and that your ultimate goal is to keep that team together, you’ll be more careful about the arguments you have and they way you have them.
“Your words do matter, so choose thoughtfully.”