If you’re in a relationship, you certainly know that your husband or partner has a bad day every now and then (really, don’t we all?). He might go to work in a good mood and come home in a mood so foul you aren’t sure what to do. Rather than walking on eggshells, forcefully trying to cheer him up or asking him to talk about it, here are a few simple ways you can make your husband smile at the end of a really bad day.
Give Him a Big Hug
Sometimes the best thing you can do is greet him with a smile and a great big hug when he walks through the door at the end of a bad day. It feels good to know that even at the end of an otherwise bad day, there’s something positive and lovely waiting for him at home. It makes him feel good to know that even if he doesn’t feel appreciated at work today, he’s appreciated at home.
Don’t Push Him to Talk
One of the worst things you can do to brighten up his bad day is force him to talk about it. Instead, tell him that it’s clear to you he’s had a less than pleasant day and that while you hate that for him you are also there for him when he decides he’s ready to talk about it. From there, suggest something fun the two of you can do that evening that might cheer him up. After that, listen when he’s ready to talk about it.
Since he’s bound to have a bad day here and there, and you have a bad day here and there; inspire him. When you have a bad day, come home and leave the day behind you, focusing on the good in front of you. By seeing you leave your bad mood at work or wherever it is you picked it up, he’s more likely to do the same. We’re all guilty of bringing our frustrations home, even if that’s not really where they belong.