How to Have an Awesome Business and Marriage at the Same Time

34: Kicking Negative Sentiment Override Out of Your Marriage

Do conversations with your partner turn into arguments without you meaning them to? Do you find yourself criticizing or thinking the worst of them without even realizing it?

In this episode, we’re taking a look at an example of how negative feelings can escalate in a marriage. This is not an uncommon problem, so if you’re struggling with this in your marriage, know that you’re not alone. 

We’re talking about something called “negative sentiment override” and how it can cause things to go from good to bad to worse in a relationship. It’s when negative sentiment overrides positive interactions or memories and makes it hard to see the good in someone. 

I’m sharing some action items for you to implement to overcome the negative sentiment override and get closer to your partner. Never underestimate the power of gratitude, quality time, addressing the problem, forgiveness, vulnerability, and accountability. 

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • What negative sentiment override is 
  • How a conversation escalates into an argument 
  • Why you might be focusing only on the bad in your partner 
  • How your survival instinct can distort your perception of reality 
  • How to pull yourself out of negative sentiment override 
  • The power of gratitude 
  • The value of the small moments 
  • A nightly practice for you to try 
  • Why you keep dancing around the problem 

This episode is here to arm you with the tools you need to change your marriage for the better. 

If you’re an overwhelmed CEO, think about how the principles from this episode apply to your relationships with your team, coworkers, or board. This applies to all areas of your life, not just your romantic relationships. 

What advice has saved your marriage? Find me over on Instagram and leave a comment or send me a DM letting me know. I’d love to connect with you and share ideas! 



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Jesus' Daughter, Wife, Mom, CEO, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, High-Performance Business Coach, Podcast Host, & Professional Taco-Eater