7 Ways To Be A More Helpful Spouse, From Couples’ Therapists
If you want to be helpful to your spouse but don’t have time that week, let them know. “Expressing that to your partner can go a long way toward helping them feel seen, cared for, and supported,” Muñoz says.
Here’s an example of how to communicate that:
I know you’ve got a lot on your plate right now, and I wish I could be more helpful. I hate that I don’t have time to do more for you, but I’ll make more time to support you next week.
And when next week comes, be true to your word, she advises.