Folks, a stubborn attitude is destructive in any relationship. Stubbornness is having a dogged determination not to change one’s attitude or position on a subject matter, in spite of good reasons to do so. This is a person who will do what they want at all cost. Having a stubborn spouse can be quite frustrating and often keeps a marriage from being at it’s best.
We have to remember that marriage requires a lot of compromise and flexibility (sometimes even more than we’d like). However it’s required to make our homes work. Don’t be aggressive or impose your will on your spouse. That will be counterproductive. You cannot get the best from anyone who feels forced or coerced into accepting an idea or doing something.
Nothing good can come from a home where the husband or wife is bent on having what they want, when they want it, and how they want it all the time. There are instances you must give in and accept your spouse’s opinions, ideas, etc (wisdom should be used to assess each situation) and of course, there are instances when they must do the same for you. You may know much but certainly not everything, and your way is not the only way.
If you feel your spouse has stubborn traits, speak to them wisely and respectfully (void of insults, sarcasm, etc) and do not let the conversation escalate. Examine yourself also. If you are stubborn (you know yourself), make personal adjustments for the good of your home. Soften up, my friend. No matter how valid your points may be, there is a right approach to get your spouse to view any issue from your vantage point.
Your home doesn’t revolve around you so work hand in hand with your spouse, and invest your energy rightly into your relationship. That is how to get the best out of your home! Of course, if you need further help, it is wise to seek godly counsel. Single ladies and gentlemen, accept this truth! Wishing you God’s best in your marriage and family life! Blessed weekend. Cheers…