Keep No Secrets
Communication is the key to a successful relationship! Being able to be open and honest with your spouse will help build trust, establish security, and lessen arguments. Keeping secrets, even items you may consider to be small, can be detrimental to a relationship and cause unnecessary stress and anger. Learn to work with your partner on communication. If you are disagreeing on a topic, does it work better for your relationship to take a 10 minute break before discussing again? How do you and your partner differ on communication? Do you typically say things you don't mean when you are not agreeing? Answering these questions can help set up a foundation for bringing up tough topics with your spouse.