Just know that conflict avoidance only leads to more conflict.

I have a bit more trouble addressing less immediate issues, particularly those that must be raised with people with whom I wish to maintain reasonably good relationships. My husband for example.

But you don't have a good relationship. You have a false peace that is being sustained by conflict avoidance. Avoiding conflict in a bad relationship does not mean it is a good relationship, it just means it is dysfunctional. .

Originally Posted by Dr Bill Harley
While your relationship may be improving, it won't lead to a romantic relationship because you are not being transparent toward each other. Unspoken issues in a marital relationship lead to a superficiality that ruins romance.

Originally Posted by Dr Bill Harley
Complaints are an irritation in a bad marriage but an opportunity for improvement in a good marriage.

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena.." Theodore Roosevelt

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