Julie Answers: How can I share my feelings with my partner without putting them on the defensive?

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Andrea’s question: I was raised by an ACoA and am now married to one. I find it challenging to bring up any negative feelings with my partner. Here’s an example. Me: “I’m disappointed our offer on that house wasn’t accepted, it was so cute.” Partner: “Well I guess I just need to get a better job don’t I? Sorry I can’t do…



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Julie Borden

Social worker, therapist, reader, writer, head-in-the-clouds dreamer, awed by most everything. (She/her) Reach me at JulieBordenLCSW@gmail.com.