Screaming is the term I use to describe the greatest enemy we all face in our marriage: emotional reactivity. That’s a big, clinical expression to describe the process of letting our anxious emotions override our clear thinking. Getting emotionally reactive means allowing our worst fears or worries to drive our choices, instead of our highest principles. And whenever we allow ourselves to be driven by our anxiety, we usually create the very outcome we were hoping to avoid in the first place.
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- Rabbi Edwin Friedman: “The reason why most couples separate is because they were unable to separate.”
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- Getting the validation you seek is your responsibility,
- Of course, as we’re looking to our spouse to continue that magical validating experience,
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