While you cannot change someone, you can always make them understand. I went through some really hard times with my husband, it got to the point that while I was 8 months preg he started feeling like he wanted to be single and date and go clubing (because he started hanging out with his single cousin). He wouldn't help me around the house and we were fighting all the time, I told him that he needed to figure out what he was going to do and gave him a month before I walked. I explained to him that I deserved better than he was giving me and that I was not going to be put in a situation that I was being hurt and if he wanted to keep me than he had to figure out what he was going to do to make things work. We have a great relationship now and even though it took time and a lot of effort I am glad I gave him a warning instead of just leaving him.
at 10:26 PM on Dec. 31, 2008