4 Communication Patterns That Can Ruin Your MarriageAre you inadvertently damaging your marriage by the way you communicate? Elizabeth shares how to overcome some common but harmful communication patterns.

4 Communication Patterns That Can Ruin Your Marriage

When I first got married, I’m pretty sure that everyone and their dog wanted to give me marriage advice. Some advice was practical. Some was silly. An

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When I first got married, I’m pretty sure that everyone and their dog wanted to give me marriage advice. Some advice was practical. Some was silly. And some was just plain wise!

As the advice poured in, I began to notice a simple but common theme: communication. The need to communicate openly, to talk about emotions, to make decisions together, to speak kindly to each other — these and more came up as important needs to address in marriage.

Most people who gave me advice had little to no qualifications (other than being married themselves). But perhaps not surprisingly, research backs up the importance of communication in marriage! A 2014 study found that both how much couples communicate as well as how they communicate can really affect relationship satisfaction.

Through one longitudinal study, Dr. John Gottman found four communication patterns that can be really damaging to a marriage and even lead to divorce. . . .

 

Read the rest at Family Good Things to find out more about these communication patterns and how to overcome them!

 

 

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