Do you find yourself feeling easily annoyed by your spouse?
Most couples reach certain points in the relationship that trigger their level of tolerance to be out of whack. I’m sure that you know exactly what I am talking about right now.
What tends to happen is that after several negative altercations we fail to reach a place of comfort, acceptance, and forgiveness. Due to failing to reach this point, we develop a low level of tolerance for our partner.
The low level of tolerance creates tension and a lack of forgiveness.
Consider the simple case example:
Sally asked her husband Steve to stop leaving the keys at random places in the home due to the hectic morning routine. For the past week, Steve has found himself asking Sally for help in finding the car keys. Sally continues to feel annoyed and irritable with Steve.
In this case, you can note a few factors:
- Sally is annoyed and irritable due to Steve consistent behavior of misplacing the keys.
- Steve is struggling to listen and follow direction.
In the case above you can understand why Sally is feeling frustrated with Steve. In addition, you can further understand how their future interactions can be impacted by the key situation.
When partners struggle to overcome challenges, big or small, there tends to be an opening for conflict. Consider using the code word activity as a way to address this issue. Below is a video that sheds light on the activity.
This is the same activity that is offered in the relationship building course. A course that focuses on helping struggling couples overcome challenges in the relationship.