Think about a place your hubby will feel comfortable so you can talk without distractions

It can be helpful to be doing an activity you know he enjoys, so you can still talk but the focus doesn’t feel entirely on him

One way to start the conversation is by telling your loved one you have noticed they don’t seem like themselves

If you know they are struggling with a particular situation, like problems at work, use that as a starting point

If you know they are struggling with a particular situation, like problems at work, use that as a starting point.

Skip ‘why’ questions. ‘Why’ questions can sound judgemental and could put your partner on the defensive e.g. ‘Why are you sad?

If he decides to share how he’s feeling, be accepting, compassionate and validate his feelings

Stay present during the conversation. Listen to what he’s saying without getting distracted by other things