If I Did Something Wrong, Communicate

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Communicating effectively in a relationship is one of the most powerful ways that couples can strengthen their bond.

Marriage researcher, Dr. John Gottman can often determine whether or not a relationship will eventually fall apart.

A part of his analysis includes listening closely to a couple’s communication.

Here are the four most dangerous types of communication that Gottman warns will destroy your relationship:

1. Criticism

There is a huge difference between giving your partner loving feedback and attacking their character.

When you criticize your partner, you are identifying their faults to make them feel bad about themselves.

Be careful not to harmfully judge your partner in ways that belittle them or make them feel inferior to you.

Instead, give them compliments and focus on their strengths. When you speak in terms of their weaknesses, frame them in a positive manner.

Talk about how their actions affect you, and give suggestions with humility and love.

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