When you have hard discussions with your husband, do you bring up “other stuff”? You know, the time he didn’t stand up for you with his mother and how he always leaves the toilet seat up?
May I propose a perspective?
Bringing up multiple issues tends to cloud the discussion.
Stay with one topic until you have understood each other and worked through to a plan of action. (If some of that “other stuff” really does bother you, treat each topic as a single issue and work through them one at time.)
One thing at a time (with lots of patience and grace).
Be like a postage stamp— stick to one thing until you get there. Josh Billings
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