What Makes Love Last: Putting Your Feelings Into Words and Asking Open-Ended Questions

Everyday stressors such as work, family, and friends can take a toll on our relationship, especially when they cause us to explode at our partner. Two things can help prevent negative outbursts towards our loved one: putting our feelings into words and asking open-ended questions. Simple exercises using descriptive words to identify our emotions, such as: criticized, misunderstood, or tense, can help our partner understand exactly how we are feeling and can help us feel heard. Furthermore, having our partner ask us open-ended questions like, “Are you upset?” and “What’s wrong” will allow us to express ourselves more easily.

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