It’s all about the sweet and sour. When you talk to your spouse are you complimentary and sweet? Or are you critical and sour? Most of us are generous with the sour ingredients in marriage. When our spouse messes up, we’re quick with criticism. But when they do well, we reserve the compliment. We save the sweets for a special occasion. Most people give out six times as many sour sayings for every one that’s sweet. In your marriage, just like in the kitchen, the ingredients you put into the pot make for the tastiest results. So if you want a sweet outcome, try sprinkling in some compliments in your conversations. For ideas, try these marriage conversation starters. And while you’re at it, test this tried and true technique for marriage communication and see how it helps your marriage.