As we talk about the importance of being able to express your true feelings, some people may wonder why this is important. Why is it important to express your true feelings in the relationship? If your true feelings are positive and loving your interaction will follow suit and be positive and loving. But, if your true feelings are not positive and loving, the negativity of those feelings will impact the relationship. Talking about those feelings with your mate can be one way to address them. It may be that you do have positive loving feelings for your spouse, but right now you may be frustrated about a very specific situation that you are having trouble reconciling. Sometimes people think they can figure out how to fix their relationship without involving the other person. Almost as if one spouse is going to go up to The Mountain and talk to God and get all the answers about how to fix the person they’re married to. Sometimes the obvious solution is the best one. Sometimes just talking to your spouse about that fact that you don’t have positive feelings about them right now may open a great dialog and restore the closeness—even if it doesn’t happen overnight.
Today’s passionate relationship principle (PRP) is this: Your True Feelings Determine Your Interaction
Dr. Simon Whittaker – The Relationship Doctor at Center for Passionate Relationships (CPR)