The 7 Most Damaging Phrases In A Relationship (and what you should say instead)
by Brittany Wong for The Huffington Post
Sharing relationship concerns with your spouse requires a very deft hand. Some of us are better at communicating complaints than others -- only an amateur, for instance, would dare to say "you're overreacting!" in the middle of an argument.
But it's always a good idea to brush up on your communication skills. Below, relationship experts share seven phrases you should nix from your vocabulary and what you should say instead.
1. "I think you need to calm down."
It can feel belittling and condescending when a partner raises his voice at you. But it's equally condescending to tell him to "just calm down" in response, said Andra Brosh, a Los Angeles-based psychologist.
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