But Give Him a Break, Too!
If all else fails, you may have to learn to adjust to, and bear with, your husband’s habits. After all, you may need him to tolerate some of yours too, says Lilian.
“We’re creatures of habit and it takes a lot of effort to change one’s behaviour. Marriage doesn’t change a person’s ways. Your spouse’s habits were formed way before he got married – they’re not likely to go away after marriage,” she adds. “At the end of the day, it’s about being tolerant of each other’s faults and being gracious about one another’s long-standing bad habits. You both just have to learn to live with each other.”