• It is essential to have a "date night" at least every other week.
Abusive relationships are ones in which you are afraid to express feelings and opinions.
The listener can stop the speaker if s/he is saying too much for the listener to repeat back.
When couples use this technique, it automatically ensures that each person will be able to say everything s/he needs to say without interruption, rebuttals, criticism or attack.
Finally he would wander into the kitchen and mutter something to his wife, for example, "Let’s eat fast so we can get to the PTA meeting! Here are some rituals you and your spouse should consider working on: • Daily e-mailing each other with a compliment. (especially important for husbands to do) • Anniversaries deserve special attention.