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 [...]
You talk, and your partner reacts defensively. Transmitting your concerns is like trying to send a message to a brick wall. Communication about any problem is impossible, creating a growing distance in your relationship. Still, you love them and you want the relationship to work. So how can you get through?
How much do you love your spouse? This may seem a confusing question in part because love can be very difficult to define. Strong marriages have three basic types of love: Smith expresses passionately in songs of love and poetry.
By the time most couples attend their first counseling session, they are very far on the road to irreconcilable differences. There are many reasons why they wait so long. They think the problems are not really that bad and can solve it. They tell themselves that time will take care of it. Life and responsibilities distract or hinder sincere efforts to work in the relationship.
The Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous website explains that people with an addiction to sex or love face the struggles of loneliness, fear of abandonment, shame and other emotions when sexualizing their relationships. As part of a desperate attempt to avoid feeling lonely and vulnerable, they confuse love with emotional need and physical attraction.