Marriage Communication Roadblock #7
Diagnosing, psychoanalyzing. reading-in, offering insights, interpreting. Ex: “Normal people don’t do things like that….” (You’re just trying to get attention…, I know what you need…).
Marriage Communication Roadblock #6
Evaluating, judging negatively, disapproving, blaming, name-calling. Ex: “Be a man/woman!….” (What’s wrong with you…., The house looks like crap…).
Marriage Communication Roadblock #5
Advising, recommending, providing answers or solutions without being asked to. Ex: “What I would do if I were you….?” (Why don’t you…, Let me suggest…).
Marriage Communication Roadblock #4
Persuading with logic, arguing, instructing, lecturing. Ex: “Don’t you know people with self respect don’t do….?” (Here’s why you’re wrong…, It would be best for you).
Marriage Communication Roadblock #3
Moralizing, preaching, obliging. Ex: “You should have told him/her…..” (It is your responsibility…).
Marriage Communication Roadblock #2
Warning, Threatening, Admonishing. Examples are: “You better be home right after work.” (If you don’t then….).
Marriage Communication Roadblock #1
Directing, ordering or commanding. Examples are: “You have my dinner ready by 7:30 pm.” (You have to…, You will…). This would be a sure way of going hungry in my house, IJS.
Ending Jealousy Part III
Dealing With Jealousy You DO Deserve: There are times when jealousy is justified. Infidelity causes inevitable jealousy. You may think that you can’t continue a marriage once trust has been broken, but it is possible. These steps can be taken to rebuild trust and confidence in your troubled marriage: 1. Pray. Attend a church or […]