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Dealing with a Defensive Partner

I often hear some clients bemoan the fact that what bothers them most about their partner is the fact that they see their partner as totally shut down. Others hate the fact that their partner overreacts and takes things “the wrong way”.

As one man in my office summed it up recently:
     “The problem with my wife is she’s so defensive! I say one thing and she acts like I just about killed her.”

Interestingly, this woman saw the issue as being her…