A few months back, Steve Hoefer did a post entitled “How To Fail Successfully”. I think much of what he wrote can, and should, apply to our marriages.
Marriage is the joining of two people so different that some have attributed them to coming from different planets. No matter how much a man and woman love each other, they are still a man and a woman – and as such are radically different in a large number of ways. Mistakes and “failures” are to be expected – and if we are smart, we will see them as chances to learn and grow. Each failure can teach both of you something about the other, and that means it can be stepping stone to something good.
Have a talk with your bride and see if you can each learn to see mistakes as opportunity for growth rather than a horrible slight or injustice.