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A lover, not a fighter: arming yourself with loving, honest and open communication

CNN Health counsels couples on effective arguments. “One of the most important things we’ve seen in our research is that people benefit most from being direct,” said [FSU psychology professor] Jim McNulty . . . . “Beating around the bush, implying things, insinuating things, being sarcastic doesn’t work.

Sandee LaMotte’s article covers these six topics:
It’s healthy to fight — lovingly that is
Pick a good time to fight
Analyze your feelings
Be a good listener
Don’t say ‘you’ or ‘never’ or ‘always’
Watch your nonverbal language

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