Does your husband have photos or other items from his past that are of value to him?
Consider creating a personal memento box for him (and perhaps for each member of your family?).
He can easily look through his precious items, it keeps them safe and cuts clutter.
A total win/win.
Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose. Kevin Arnold (The Wonder Years)
Happy Wives Club: Do You Have an Emotionally Generous Marriage? I love, love, love this post. More great stuff from Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott.
To Love, Honor and Vacuum: Having a Healthy Sex Life After Sexual Abuse Wonderful encouragement for those of us who face painful pasts.
Becoming Minimalist: Answer Softly. Answer Clearly. The power of a soft word is amazing.