There is a large and sometimes serious problem that comes from being honest with your spouse about his or her annoying personal habits: the behavior may not change. This (ideally) does not happen out of spite. Rather, old habits are just hard to change. What do you do to prevent this problem from spiraling out of control?
Pepper your conversation with subtle remarks in hopes your spouse will take a hint.
Give up on the subtle remarks and remind your spouse for the 127th time that…
Do nothing and assume your spouse will figure it out on his own.
An excerpt from There’s a Spouse in My House by Peter Scott