Relationship tips to keep your marriage humming!
Soften your startup. . .
When you have a problem in your relationship, whether big or small, avoid confronting your partner with criticism or contempt. A harsh startup usually results in defensiveness and distancing.
Research shows that discussions usually end on the same note they begin, so if you bring up the issue calmly, your partner will be more receptive and willing to work with you to find a solution.