Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Marriage Diets: Fast from These for a Healthier Marriage
My husband and I are both masters of sarcasm. While it can sometimes be funny, more often than not, it ends up stinging. Frequent use of sarcasm puts up walls that keep partners from being able to trust that the other is being genuine. Want more proof that a sarcasm fast would help a marriage? Psychology Today's Elizabeth Svoboda writes, "Psychologist John Gottman has found that if partners display contempt toward each other-which commonly includes making sarcastic remarks-their odds of divorce rise dramatically." Try making a pact that every comment or response you make to your partner is with honesty, patience, and love.
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