Your spouse cannot “hear” what you throw out of anger, even if you apologize. Those hurtful words can work their way into the mind and heart of your spouse, creating mistrust and doubt. Attempts to repair the damage may not be successful, and repeated attacks will create an ever deeper gap between relationships you. While seeing every word you say is not a way to have an open and loving relationships, it can be helpful to avoid five phrases that [...]
Some people are dedicated to the task of solving their relationship problems only to “wake up” years later to realize that the relationship has not changed, and will not. It’s easy to blame your inattentive or indifferent partners, but the problem is a bit more complicated.
Even at this moment in the #metoo movement, sexual assault is a topic that many people would rather not talk about. But given how common it is, it is likely that you or someone you know has been a victim of it. In addition to this distressing reality, victims of sexual assault suffer so much that it changes the way they see and experience themselves and the world.