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5 "Do-Over" Rules in Marriage

Jan 18, 2024 / Communication     

We’ve all seen it before.  We say something to our spouse and, immediately, we can see their face starting to turn red with rage. Well, if you realize you’ve offended your spouse, or have been misinterpreted, you can ask for a “do-over,” where you rephrase the statement so that it’s kinder and clearer. First, when you see your spouse bristling, stop the conversation immediately.  Second, ask for the do over with humility. Say, "Honey, I think I just said something the wrong way.  Can I have a do-over?" Here are the rest of the 5 do-over rules in marriage.



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