Do you and your partner have discussions that turn into arguments, with flaring tempers and, finally, calling each other names?
We’re all human. And there are times when, because of the competing pressures of the moment, we just aren’t in a place where we can listen. So when you find yourself in that position, kindly and gently let your partner know and why. And then agree on a time to pick up the conversation again when you are ready to be fully present.
You, your partner, and hurt feelings. Nobody’s perfect, and sometimes we unintentionally, through words and action, cause our partners to feel hurt.
Swallow your pride. Take a deep breath. And say “I’m sorry.” Watch the ice melt before your eyes.
Three steps to get you started.