Is Your Marriage Loud or Quiet?

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Would a stranger observing the two of you call your marriage loud or quiet?
Loud is just fine if every angry outburst is matched with at least five exuberant or encouraging ones. How can you go from angry to encouraging? Assume Love.
Quiet is just fine if it’s shared intimacy and respect, rather than passive-aggressive resentment. How can you go from hurt to grateful? Expect Love.
And how do you find your way to loud exuberance or quiet transcendence? Throw yourselves into synergy and building delightful new things together. How? Find Third Alternatives.
Yep. That’s it.

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Patty Newbold

I am a widow who got it right the second time. I have been sharing here since February 14, 2006 what I learned from that experience and from positive psychology, marriage research, and my training as a marriage educator.

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I am a widow who got it right the second time. I have been sharing here since February 14, 2006 what I learned from that experience and from positive psychology, marriage research, and my training as a marriage educator.

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