ss_blog_claim=c53e9ec92a7dc61f0c7fbc60e189fc3d The Endless Life's Journey: Are You Married To A Jerk?

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Are You Married To A Jerk?

*Types of Difficult Spouse or a Jerk:

1. The know it all
2. The negative thinker
3. The criticizer
4. The Wishy washy type
5. The silent clam
6. The bully
7. The sickening sweet personality
8. The procrastinator
9. The self-centered and selfish person
10. The demanding type
11. The joker
12. The embarassing spouse

* Coping Strategies if you've married a Jerk

1. Recognize you can't change your spouse. You can only change your reactions and responses.
2. Reinforce positive behavior. When your spouse done something right then say so. and appreciate it.
3. Maintain eye contact when stating your opinions or feelings. Be prepared so you know what you want to say before you say it.
4. Be straightforward and clear in your communication with your spouse.
5. Dont place blame. it only creates defensiveness. use "I" statements
6. Try and focus on the positive. Looking only on the negative behaviors in your spouse can be self-fulfilling.
7. Be honest about yourself. If you make a mistake, admit it.
8. Listen with both your heart and mind
9. Make time to be alone together such as taking walks.
10. Show love even in rough days


julai said...

hi Felisa,thanks for linking me here in your blog and also for visiting my Bucks from Home blog. Sure we can exlink. Kindly add my other blogs here and I'll also add your blogs in all my blogs.

Here are 4 more blogs of mine:

Julai2 -

Thanks felisa and kindly leave the url of your other blogs so I can add them too.Thanks

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