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To actually address a situation where something is going badly and it seems the spouse is in error:
One can be up-front and straight-forward = Jerk!
One can bend over backward couching one's objection in "I feel uncomfortable with... " and other weasel terms = Passive-aggressive Jerk!
There is no third option. :-)
Sent: July-30-14 6:26 PM
To: Chris Morton
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: OT: Criticizing your significant other
I thought it made more sense to keep gender out of this word of advice. I'm sure it's good advice for either side. :)
Besides, judging by one of the most recent responses to my other thread, there is one techwr-l member with apparently, no sense of humor. [sigh]
On Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 2:04 PM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> > BTW,
> > I hope you will soon learn to never criticize your significant other
> > (keeping this comment non-sexist). It is a lesson well worth
> > learning for achieving relationship harmony. :)
> > Take care,
> > Shawn
> For husbands, learning four magic words is imperative: "You are right,
> > Chris
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