Don’t allow the results of FIRST ATTEMPTS, to determine FUTURE INTERACTIONS. Because of immaturity, insecurity, and excess emotional baggage, most couples experience some pretty negative outcomes with their communication, in the early years of their relationship. While this is normal, it can often make both partners very hesitant to want to share anything with each other beyond surface-level interactions. But communication is one of those things you can’t improve on unless you practice…A LOT. Past experiences don’t have to predict future attempts, unless you allow them to. Try to think of communication with your spouse as learning a new language. Unless you’re Doogie Howser, M.D., it won’t happen overnight.
James 1:12 ESV: Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.