Defer your need to be understood

Defer your need to be understood, long enough that your spouse is completely satisfied that you get their position.

Your relationship is paramount. When you care about your spouse’s feelings before your own, you work to make sure that they feel heard – especially in a conflict or argument. Only at that point should you share your position.

“This is what I understand …. It makes sense you’d feel that way … I’d like a few minutes to share how I see it.” 

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