In your marriage or relationship, there are going to be times when you’ll need to vent about your partner. No one is perfect and sometimes the imperfections get to you to the point where you feel like a pressure cooker about to blow. When this happens, the easiest thing to do is to vent your frustrations to a friend or family member. Although this may feel natural to do at the time, be careful. The natural feeling of venting to friends and family can quickly turn into a habit, which leads to a breakdown in trust between you and your mate.
The number one line of repair is to approach your mate and express how you feel in a productive way. Wait until your emotions decrease from pressure cooker level to simmer, then address the issue. If this doesn’t seem to work, reach out to an objective professional, someone who won’t favor either you or your mate.
Talking with a professional will help prevent you from putting your mate down in front of friends and family, an all-too-easy habit to adopt! To learn more about the affects of partner put-downs, click here.