He's man enough to talk it out.
This week was tough for us. We've been burning the candle at both ends, in the middle, and on the outer thirds. I handle most things for hubby's business, including emailing. phone calling, money collecting, and, one of the most important things - scheduling. My official title is "Administrative Boss" which is great, because I love working with my husband, and I usually do these things really well. But we've been getting busier and busier, which is good, GREAT! Because busy means more clients and more jobs, but I was having a hard time catching up and I made two scheduling errors. They were fixed. I went back and communicated with the clients who'd been affected and made it right for them, but the scheduling errors shouldn't have happened in the first place.
Instead of getting upset with me, my boss (hubby!) sat down with me and talked with me about how he was feeling overwhelmed with all the new things we were putting on our plates and all the things we have going on. He talked about his excitement and trepidation moving into this new phase in our lives. He told me how grateful he was to have me at his side, working with him, making his life easier, his job easier, and he told me that I was doing a good job and asked what we needed to do to make the workflow easier, to make things more manageable. We had a great discussion about the future of our business and how we'll handle expansions.
My husband squelched my anxieties about messing up and restored my confidence in the fact that I can do a good job and I do a good job.
I love my husband because he values communication, openness, trust, and transparency. He'll be the first to say, "let's talk about this. Let's figure out what we need to do to be successful." He does that in business, in our relationship, in everything, and it makes things a whole lot easier, from an emotional standpoint, for this sometimes very insecure girl. It's another part of his predictability that I love.