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There is no getting around the fact that if you are in a relationship, you and your partner will both go through difficult emotions, such as rage, frustration, sadness, fear, and anxiety. There is no way to avoid this reality. When these sensations surface, the question is whether there will be stressful conflict and isolating behavior or whether there will be increasing connection and progress. The majority of us were taught to deal with our emotions in ways that were ineffective, defensive, and, in the end, detrimental to our ability to form meaningful relationships with one another. It's possible that you and your partner have been expressing your emotions destructively and critically without even realizing it, or that you haven't even been expressing your emotions at all. What if, as opposed to experiencing your relationship as a never-ending voyage of loneliness or a domestic battlefield, it was an attachment of mutual emotional safety and connection? The ability to communicate lovingly and effectively is not something that comes naturally, but rather it is a skill that can be acquired through practice and training. Make your relationship happier and more stable by putting into practice some of these straightforward communication strategies that can be put to use right away...