7 Small Ways To Be A More Helpful Spouse, From Couples’ Therapists

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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.