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Episode 116: THow to Approach Your Partner When You're Upset or Frustrated

How to Approach Your Partner When You're Upset or Frustrated

March 19, 20241 min read

We all want happy, healthy relationships. And that can be hard to achieve when you're feeling disappointed or frustrated with your spouse.

Sharon shares a few ideas for approaching your partner when you're frustrated so you can address the issue and use a difficult conversation as an opportunity to connect and deepen your relationship.

It's important to find a balance between emphasizing the good in your partner while also being able to voice your concerns and address your differences. Listen to this episode for some tips on how to navigate the balance with courage and kindness.


Episode Timeline:

00:00 Introduction to Effective Communication in Relationships

01:24 The Importance of Addressing Negative Interactions

02:29 Common Relationship Challenges and How to Overcome Them

04:22 The Misconception of Increasing Positivity in Relationships

05:20 Practical Tips for Expressing Frustration and Upset

09:16 The Power of 'I-Statements' in Conflict Resolution

12:12 Turning Complaints into Requests

14:37 Closing Remarks and Future Plans

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