Dating relationships and the demandwithdraw pattern of communication

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Lower REB by both partners were associated with more demand/withdraw communication, although some gender specific findings were also found.

Withdrawing too soon and/or too often can begin to erode a couple’s connection over time.

Many times it’s done in a protective fashion; perhaps the partner withdraws in order to stop the anger in the room from getting worse, for example.

By Audrey Kasting, Relationship Rx Facilitator As mentioned in earlier posts, patterns of interaction that couples can become trapped or stuck in develop over time and often without the individuals realizing it.

Their natural ways of being, interacting, and communicating with one another become a problematic road-block.

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