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Passive-Aggressive Partner- Part 4

marriage couseling & Fighting Fairly

HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH A PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE PARTNER Depending on the nature of your relationship and your values, you ultimately have two choices in dealing with a passive-aggressive partner. You can either repair the relationship or you can end it, and of course the former is usually the preferred option. Here are some tips to follow in containing passive-aggression: 1- …

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Passive-Aggressive Partner – Part 3

Marriage counseling

What Is The Behavior of a Passive-Aggressive Person? Here are some of the obvious ways in which a person express anger or aggression passively. (Of course, a passive-aggressive person will display some of these behaviors only part of the time and some of them may not apply at all.) Lateness and Forgetfulness: One of the traits of passive-aggressive behavior most …

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Passive-Aggressive Partner – Part 2

Couples Therapy, Marriage Counseling

How does a person get to be passive-aggressive? Certainly we are taught from an early age not to express out anger, but this hardly explains the severity of the problem in some people. Most passive-aggressive people experience a conflict over dependency. Rather than going through the normal developmental sequence in childhood of separating from one’s parents and then forming one’s …

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Passive-Aggressive Partner

Couples therapy, couples arguing
This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Passive-Aggressive Partners

Anger Expressed Covertly Is both Infuriating and Destructive to a Relationship Some people just can’t admit that they’re angry. Anger is one of the basic emotions which touches all of our lives to one degree or another. Indeed, a person who is incapable of experiencing anger would certainly be at a disadvantage in trying to survive. Used constructively, anger helps …

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Actively Listening – Part 5

Counseling families, Family Therapy

LISTEN TO THE CHILDREN Children need to be heard. Listening to children gives them the feeling that they count, that they matter. They can draw on the strength and experience of an adult whom they trust – and they trust those who give them stable and consistent attention. It is during childhood that they develop a level of self-esteem that …

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Actively Listening- Part 4

actively listening to your partner

A Listening Exercise for Couples Reciprocal listening is a powerful tool for couples who need to improve their communication. Couples who try this may become aware of how limited their communication has been in the past. They also learn an effective technique, which can increase the respect, trust, and intimacy of their relationship. This exercise may seem structured and perhaps …

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Actively Listening- Part 3

Active listening & marriage therapy

Good Communicators Are Active Listeners Obstacles to Good Listening Real listening is a skill that takes practice and an honest look into how you deal with the world. If you tend to take a distrustful or combative stance toward other people most of the time, it may be hard to engage in healthy and open listening. The same holds true …

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Actively Listening – Part 2

actively listening to your partner

Learn to Listen Effectively The first step in mastering good listening skills is to become aware of why listening is important in your life and your relationships. And the next step is simply to start doing it. Practice active listening whenever you can. Here are few rules to start the process: – Never interrupt when the other person is speaking. …

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Actively Listening – Part 1

Successful Marriage, San Diego Couples Therapy

ACTIVE COMMUNICATION REQUIRES ONE PERSON TO TALK AND THE OTHER TO LISTEN..AND BOTH TO DO THEIR PART WELL Listening is the other half of communication. Our first though, when we think about communication, may be to consider the speaker’s ability to convey ideas effectively. What we forget is that without a listener the speaker may as well be talking to …

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Dealing With Conflicts

couples therapy & woking on your relationship

Conflicts and disagreements are unavoidable. As long as relationships exist, conflicts and disagreements will always be part of them. As soon as you put two human beings together, you have two cultures, two backgrounds, two frame of reference, two mindset, two families of origin, two ways of doing things etc Depending of the family of origin and even the culture …

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