When you were growing up, were you ever told, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all?”
While this may be wise advice in many situations, it can be destructive advice for a marriage. I’m not suggesting it’s good to say negative things to your spouse, but it’s far worse to say nothing. It is also a bad plan to keep frustrations buried. If you can set something aside that is fine, but if you are just being silent while inwardly fuming about it that is harmful.
Communication is vital to a healthy marriage, and absolutely necessary if you want your marriage to grow. It is nice when all the communication is loving, but being honest and real is needed regardless of what you feel.