If you ask your spouse to "provide you an example" of a time you behaved a specific way while
working through a problem, you're basically asking them to verify their argument.
This sentence might divide you and your companion. Clarify your position.
The individual who asked it doesn't want to talk about it because it's been discussed before.
This term blames your partner. "After saying anything cruel, stating "I'm sorry you feel that way" doesn't apologise.
This dismisses your partner's sentiments. "A response like this brands someone's emotional response as improper.
Comparing your lover to your friends' is doomed. Asking about your partner's sentiments. "Can you explain what upsets you?"
Genuinely inviting a talk can help our partners let go. 'I see that this comes up for us regularly, and I want to understand why this topic is so significant to you'.
Your lover thinks I'm too much for this person I adore and can't express my actual feelings.