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