Time Outs and Unilateral Ceasefires .

Think of those times when you got angry and said things that you wished you had not said.  Thriving couples have a great tool to head this off at the pass.

You have a contract with each other that either of you can call a unilateral ceasefire.

Letting your heartbeat fall back to 100 beats per minute will allow you to say things creatively and with care.

But you must follow a prescribed ritual to make this happen effectively or one partner may feel abandoned and resentful.

That makes the time out protocol work?

 

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