Avoiding Communication Fouls. Part 3 of our 3-part Couples Communication Series.

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National Healthy Marriage Resource Center.
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Fact Sheet
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The third part in a 3-part series, this brief explains common communication mistakes couples make including: criticism, sarcasm and cynicism, mounting a counter attack when feeling defensive, and engaging in the silent treatment. For each communication foul, an example is provided to illustrate the offending behavior and strategies are recommended for more effective communication. A list of additional resources is provided.

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