We screw up so many times as men when we don't listen to our wives. I'm not saying that we need to do what they say in every decision, or that we should run every decision by them, but a lot of times they are more sensitive to things that we overlook.
Guys normally function by thinking through a decision and then sharing the outcome of that decision with their wife. Girls walk through the decision making conversation on the path to the outcome.
If we open up the decision making conversation from inside our head, to making it a discussion with more people, then I think we can benefit tremendously. The only caveat is that others have to be content if we don't do as they say, but rest comfortable in the knowledge that they were heard. JM