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The effects of love bringing the best and worst in people

Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. In cognitive therapy we focus on the way that you think about things. When we are distressed we have automatic thoughts -- that is, thoughts that come to us spontaneously, seem true, and generally go unexamined. When we are distressed, we have automatic thoughts -- that is, thoughts that come to us spontaneously, seem true and generally go unexamined.

Sometimes your thoughts are accurate; sometimes they are biased.

But the first thing to do is to identify what you are thinking. Look at the list of typical thoughts that distressed couples have and ask yourself if any of these are true for you. You can also consider alternative ways to view what is going on -- as I suggest below. Sometimes we get stuck in the way we think and then withdraw, attack or give up. The first question to ask is, "Is there a different way to think about this?

Let me ask him what might lead him to withdraw. Another good option is to look back at positive experiences that you have to challenge your idea that nothing will improve. You might be surprised what you are doing that is working already -- if you only noticed.

Mind-reading You interpret your partner's motivations as hostile or selfish on the basis of very little evidence: Sometimes it's beneficial to give your partner the benefit of the doubt: Rather than look at an obstacle or a problem as "terrible," you might validate that it is difficult for both of you but that it is also an opportunity to learn new skills in communicating and interacting.

Problems can be learning experiences and can provide some new ways to grow. Emotional Reasoning You feel depressed and anxious, and you conclude that your emotions indicate that your marriage is a failure.

Emotions are changeable and don't always tell you about how good things can be. It's also important to ask yourself, "What are we doing when we feel better together? Negative Filter You focus on the few negative experiences in your relationship and fail to recognize or recall the positives. You probably bring up past history in a series of complaints that sounds like you're putting your partner on trial: You can also keep a list of positives about your partner to remind you to put the "negatives" in perspective.

We all do dumb things at times, but it's useful to take off the negative filter and remind ourselves of the positives.

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All-or-Nothing Thinking You describe your interactions as being all good or all bad without examining the possibility that some experiences with your partner are positive: For example, when Phyllis began looking for positives from Ralph, she realized that he was affectionate at times and that he was rewarding to her as well. The best way to test out your distorted and biased negative thinking is to look at the facts. Maybe the facts aren't as terrible as they seem to be. Discounting the Positive You may recognize the positive things in your relationship but disregard them: In fact, if you start counting the positives rather than discounting them, they will no longer seem trivial to both of you.

Vinnie was happy to learn that the very little things that he was doing, like complimenting Cynthia, made a big difference to her. This in turn made him less critical. And Vinnie began keeping track of Cynthia's positives, which helped him recognize that an occasional negative -- which was probably due to depression -- was outweighed by the many good things in their relationship. Shoulds You have a list of "commandments" about your relationship and condemn yourself when you're depressed or your partner when you're angry for not living up to your "should.

Here are a few typical examples. Are these "shoulds" helping or hurting you and your relationship? I guarantee that if you have a lot of them, you are pretty unhappy.

Rather than talk about the way things "should" be, you might consider how you can make things better.

The effects of love bringing the best and worst in people

Replace your shoulds with "how to" and "let's try. But you can make progress by acting differently and communicating in a caring way.

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Personalizing You attribute your partner's moods and behavior to something about yourself, or you take all the blame for the problems: Phyllis was doing a lot of personalizing, thinking that Ralph wanted to be alone because he found her boring. But really Ralph was so burned out at the end of the day that he needed a little while to cool down. It wasn't about Phyllis; it was about Ralph's day.

Perfectionism You hold up a standard for a relationship that is unrealistically high and then measure your relationship by this standard. You may think that you are holding up your ideals, but you are really putting you and your partner down.

No relationship is perfect -- and no relationship needs to be perfect.

Once Vinnie and Cynthia recognized how futile and depressing perfectionism was, they were able to work constructively on their relationship. It was a breakthrough to give up on having to be perfect and demanding the same from Cynthia.

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Blaming You believe that all the problems in the relationship are caused by your partner: A better way of approaching this is to take a "Let's fix it together" approach. You can validate each other, share responsibility for the problems, plan to catch each other being good, reward each other, plan positives together, and accept some differences. It sure beats blaming each other and becoming victims.