Make a sincere effort to truly know your husband. Men are generally easy to misunderstand because they feel that they are expected to act strong and rough. This keeps them from revealing their true self. Now that you have going to be spending your entire life with your husband, it is important for you to make yourself familiar with the hidden truth about your husband. Give him the confidence to be himself around you instead of being a typical male. Do not be judgemental irrespective of what sort of truth your husband reveals about himself.
Learning to compromise is what keeps a relationship alive. You need to teach yourself to give up on your desires when they are clashing with the desires of your husband. It does not mean that you completely give up on your desires to please your husband. However, there are times when it is best to let your husband have his way instead of making it a matter of ego or self-fulfilment.
You are bound to find yourself in situations where making a compromise will not be the most desirable option for you. Your husband may be stopping you from doing a job even though you two are going through a major financial crisis and struggling to make the ends meet. You may be a religious woman, but your husband would be forcing you to dress up in an indecent manner. You may want to spend some time with your mother who has fallen seriously ill, but your husband is not giving you the permission. Under such circumstances, talk to your husband and make him understand why you cannot bow in front of his demands. It is perfectly fine and in fact strongly advised to offer an explanation to your husband to make him understand why you are doing what you are doing.
Always be open to your husband and share your problems with him. Make your trust and faith in him obvious. Hiding stuff from your husband and keeping secrets indicates lack of trust and can critically damage your marriage.