The Husband Project: 21 Days of Loving Your Man on Purpose and with a Plan. -- I've been working on this and it works! It's a great way to change your thought process and things do change (on both sides).
If he is in the mood to talk, after he vents and lets the day go, find things to celebrate – even if it’s chocolate chip cookies for dessert or his favorite show on TV that night. The little things that make us smile can go a long way to cheer us up.