Q&A: Imperfections of Your Spouse

Q: I am a very orderly person and my husband is not. I am very frustrated having to always clean up after him. Suggestions? 

Gary Chapman: To me, this calls for requests, not demands. If he can respond to the request, things will become much easier. However, there will be some things that he will never do to your satisfaction. Love accepts many imperfections; by imperfections, I mean those things your spouse cannot, or will not, change. Settle into reality, don’t expect him to become super organized, and remember that you too have many imperfections.