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Embrace the Silent Treatment

As in listening, not pouting. Per Lerner, listening is as important as talking. And sometimes the best “comeback” is silence.

“Listening well is the greatest gift that we can give our partner.” Lerner suggests tempering your passion to be understood with a true passion to understand.

You can say, “Okay, I’m going to shut up now and really listen to you. I want you to do the same for me when it’s my turn.”

(CREDIT: ZenShui/F. Cirou/PhotoAlto Agency RF/getty images)
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