What every couple should know
Relationship connection is founded on mutual respect and affection, and that maintaining a deep emotional connection requires couples to turn towards each other rather than turning away. The importance of responding positively to each other's bids for attention, conversation, and connection is a key to relationship happiness. The quality of these interactions is critical in building the foundation of a relationship where trust and commitment are structurally integral. The Relationship Killers — criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling — are negative communication patterns that erode connection. Instead couples should focus on expressing appreciation, fostering a culture of admiration and empathy, taking responsibility for one's actions within the relationship, and utilizing connection windows.
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