Hi there, I just want you to know that I think the answer to your question is yes. I can tell you're feeling discouraged about your marriage, but honestly, what you're describing is very common for young couples, especially when there are young children. It's so easy to get caught up in day-to day stuff and lose track of the feelings you had when you first got married. I can say from experience that it is worth the effort to work at finding ways that you and your husband can communicate and connect on a deeper level with each other. And from what you said, it sounds like your husband is willing but maybe just doesn't know how – that's pretty common, as well. In my time working with Focus on the Family, I've come across some great books – a few of my favorites are The Five Love Languages
, Love and Respect
, and The Surprising Way to a Stronger Marriage: How the Power of One Changes Everything
. There are some helpful articles on the website too – here
. I really hope that you’ll find something here that will get you started on turning things around. I sense that you have a lot of positive things to build on in your marriage, and I encourage you not to give up. Take care, ok?