Maintaining a healthy Relationship with ones Spouse

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Running head: MAINTAINING A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH A SPOUSE 1 Maintaining a healthy Relationship with a Spouse Daniel Whitehead University of Phoenix
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MAINTAINING A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH A SPOUSE 3 Maintaining a healthy Relationship with one’s Spouse Communication is the key to a healthy relationship; learning how to talk with your spouse is sometimes easier said than done. For some males it is easier to be defensive when in an argument then to listen and respond wisely. The key to is to stop thinking of ways to defend himself or herself while the other person is talking, try and attempt to understand his or her spouse before getting defensive. Avoid blame and judgment, and don’t make assumptions; because you never will know why your spouse did or said the things he or she did. For a person their judgments are based on
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Unformatted text preview: what has occurred in his or her past, and not what is going on at the moment. Don't let your emotions dictate your behavior. Feelings are important and should be acknowledged. However, do not react to whatever is triggered. Instead, make a purposeful decision about how to respond. A relationship must have trust and respect to in order to survive. Trust can be present when each person feels safe to be honest, open and genuine. Respect helps build this through not judging or criticizing the other's opinions, feelings and beliefs. A relationship is not always peaces and roses, sometimes after all the struggles and fights each person appreciates his or her spouse and accepts their faults and lives for joy of the relationship....
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