If you don't want your spouse to back away or cringe when you talk, take a look at how you communicate. Do you send messages that offer an invitation to connect with you or are the messages demanding something from your spouse?
How to Be More Inviting in Your MarriageYou don't have to send a printed invitation every time you want to talk to your spouse about something. That's not what we mean by being more invitational in your communication approach in your marriage.
You are an invitational spouse if you give a warm hello or good morning as your day starts, a glad welcome when your spouse returns home from work or a trip, a sincere invitation to spend time with one another, etc.Words that reflect an inviting approach include: