Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional - Roger Crawford
If discouragement, defeat, and negativity dominate the marriage, it is time to take stock. Circumstances can be challenging. Overcoming failure is not easy. Either spouse can feel like a miserable failure because of common life issues. The observant spouse can make a significant different by taking some simple but rewarding steps toward helping their partner through reassurance and encouragement. Sometimes a wife or husband just needs comfort.