Couples in unhappy marriages tend to underestimate the number of positive interactions in their marriage by 50%.
We build stronger connections with the people around us when we speak in words that arouse positive emotions.
With a second chance to get things right, the golf player attempts to avoid repeating the mistakes that caused their first stroke to get them in trouble.
Many complaints couples have about each other will never go away. If that’s bad news, the good news is that complaints don’t have to drive a relationship to a bitter end.
If you are unhappy about something in your relationship, by all means express it.
By working through your holiday conflicts together, you can cultivate mutual understanding and a sense of “we-ness,” thus improving your marriage.