How can I improve my marriage?
My husband has a really hard time understanding his emotions. It is extremely hard to communicate with him because he gets defensive alot.. he says offensive things without thinking about what he is saying. This can lead to arguments unless I walk away from it which I have to do alot. We will stay out of sorts for days. There is no time for this sillyness in life and am really frustrated. We are very open with one another but the second I am honest about my feelings he flips. Feels like he is being scolded and I feel that I am unaccepted or not supported by him. He has always been told that he needs to relax by friends and family and has always been prone to be negative. He has always had rough relationships with people and not always his fault. For instance his brother at a wedding recently told him he had a big nose and judges his clothing. Anyways what should I do to be a better support system for him and how can I communicate so that he doesnt flip out? I just want him to learn what it is that makes me happy and for us to be a strong couple. His reaction to communication hinders this and we have talked about that but he still has an issue with filtering what he says.