Phrases You Should Avoid In A Relationship
After you have secured a solid relationship, it is important to keep the relationship a priority in all matters. That includes arguments. Here are a few tips on what to avoid saying in an argument no matter how long you've been with a person.
When you find yourself in a disagreement, Stylist.Com offers some insightful advice on fighting. Here are a few ways to build a solid relationship.
Never say these 5 phrases when in an argument. They only feeds the beast:
"What's wrong with you"
"I'm sorry if you feel that way, but..."
"Why are you getting so upset?"
"I always...You never..."
"I don't mind"
Words are powerful things and certain phrases serve as a conduit to spreading blame and defensiveness. Not only do they obstruct the process of listening and compromising, they also create a repetitive cycle that gnaws away at intimacy and understanding.
Experts say that instead, forgive right away and say 'sorry' more often. The decision to forgive can be made in an instant, even if the emotions might take a while".
Also, when people say, 'I'm sorry.' some people don't communicate sincerity. Learning what the other person considers an apology is important, so that if you are going to apologize, you can do it in a way that's meaningful to them and communicates sincerity to your partner. Great advise no matter how long your relationship is.
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