When confronted with too much frustration or threat, some people retreat to their corners to lick their emotional wounds, waiting for the other to come forth and apologize, or, at least, a peace offering of some kind.
Others leave and figure things out on their own, hopefully to come back when they feel ready to connect again.
Couples with the best chance to work through those disparate ideas listen very carefully to each other before they respond.
Question Number Five – “When something is important to you, what techniques do you most often use to get your partner to do what you want?
Too often, it is only one of the partners who tries to get things back on track, and that imbalance will hurt the relationship over time.