Critical Statements, Gestures and Facial Expressions
This is a quick and easy way to show your significant other that you don’t respect them or their opinions. When you use sarcasm, or make critical statements, gestures and facial expressions towards your partner, they will shut down and withdraw. Eventually, they may seek kindness and approval somewhere else. Think of how disrespected you felt the first time someone rolled their eyes or made a sarcastic facial expression at you. Remember, how frustrated you were when they made those gestures? Now, think about your significant other feeling that same frustration towards you. There is no need to be rude, even if you’re really upset or think they deserve to feel how ticked off you are in the moment. It is more important to give your partner your attention by listening to them than it is to roll your eyes and shake your head in irritation. You are trying to build a bond in your marriage, not destroy the person you love.