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JULY COUPLE TIP OF THE MONTH

Couple with communication issuesThe Family Institute’s July Couple Tip of the Month discusses the third ear we each have, which hears the mood and emotion of our spouse.

From this month’s tip:

We all have a Third Ear, but we don’t always use it. The Third Ear hears beyond the surface words to a spouse’s underlying mood or emotions. With our Third Ear we’re like an audience listening while staying in our seats, never climbing onto the stage to join the drama. While hearing something potentially button-pushing, the Third Ear’s signal reminds us to refrain from taking the bait … and to aim for Being Smart instead of Being Right (read Right Versus Smart).

Read the entire Tip of the Month and learn how to control emotional reactivity.

For additional Tips and to sign up for our Tip of the month, visit our Tips webpage.

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