MARRIAGE MASTERY Tip 7 Seek the hidden compliment in the complaint. Who can guess what the compliment is?
MARRIAGE MASTERY Tip 8 Learn to take your PARTner's part. You've likely become a master at defending your own side. Now become skilled at defending your partner's side. High level skill, yes. But why not? It's hard to do, but the results are incredible!
MARRIAGE MASTERY Tip 9 "They had lived together for so many years that they mistook their arguments for conversation." —Marjorie Kellogg. Don't become "comfortably numb" to the Four Relationship Poisons of criticism, contempt, defensiveness and stonewalling. Get the full article here: http://themarriageacademy.com/Articles/Four%20Relationship%20Poisons.pdf
MARRIAGE MASTERY Tip 10 Use the Four Relationship Antidotes of Calm Down, Speak Non-defensively, Validation and Overlearning. Full article here: http://themarriageacademy.com/Articles/Four%20Relationship%20Antidotes.pdf
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