How can I help my husband stay focused and on track with things that are important to both of us
October 2, 2012 1:40 PM Subscribe
How can I help my husband stay focused and on track with things that have to get done and are important to both of us. I don't want to nag and just want us both to be happier.
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (11 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
My partner is amazing in so many ways, but has trouble following through on things because they are boring, doesn't see it as a priority or just discouraged from a few attempts that didn't go his way. These things are important to both of us and would make our life much easier and happier in the long run. How can I be supportive while asking/reminding him about the tasks at hand. A few examples are taking care of his health when something is bothering him; following up on boring paperwork that will make life easier for both of us; planning ahead so we are more relaxed in the long run; and financial planning are just a few things. Mostly it is following through with things he said he'd do or wants to do with me and for me. He has shown initiative and a quick response with some things, but if it's not a fire that needs to be put out he'll likely procrastinate and forget about it. I have tried simply asking him calmly, teasing him about it and showing my honest frustration. None have helped and he ends up feeling bad, sulking and miserable. How can I help him accomplish things that affect both of us in a healthy positive way?