This is one of my favorite blogs about marriage, and it poignantly captures what happens in most fights. The simple solution it offers is sheer brilliance!
The all-too-common cycle of negative communication is similar to a boomerang, says marriage coach Richard Nicastro, PhD. When one partner throws out criticism, the result is usually criticism returned. That’s because criticism makes people feel defensive and uncomfortable, so the natural response is to find something to criticize back. Nicastro says he noticed during coaching sessions that when one partner took a different tack, and responded wit … Read More