Programming Your Mind for a Happy Marriage

91: Saving Your Marriage from the Flames of Negative Override

Let’s talk about communication and negative override. 

If you don’t know what that is, it’s when your bad thoughts about your partner and relationship overwhelm and override any positive thoughts. It’s kind of like stockpiling your grievances and keeping track of every offense your partner commits. 

Meanwhile, your bad feelings are just festering and growing. 

Sound familiar? 

In this episode of Couch Time, I’m diving into true communication and what is really going on when you and your partner are experiencing negative sentiment override. 

This is arguably the quickest way to put out your marriage fire. So I’m sharing what you need to do in order to get out of this pattern of negativity and get into a place of gratitude and radical acceptance when it comes to your partner. 

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • [1:30] – This is what negative override really looks like 
  • [6:05] – How negative override impacts your life and relationship
  • [6:37] – This is the quickest way to put out your marriage fire
  • [9:30] – Feeling negative override? Here is the natural defense 
  • [12:45] – Your forgiveness is an active choice, and here’s why
  • [16:00] – Ready to get out of that habit of negativity? Remember these two things

I hope you enjoyed this episode and that it inspires you to take action in your marriage and start finding things each and every day to be grateful for. It only takes two seconds, so get started today and watch how your marriage flourishes.

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