Defensive partners spend most of their energy protecting themselves, justifying their behavior, denying what is obvious to their partner, and fighting influence or control by their spouse.
Defensive marital partners are not psychologically open people – at least not in their relationship with you. They are fragile, they often live in their own private bubble and they spend much energy protecting (often needlessly) themselves from you. Rather than being open to input from you in the form of suggestions, opinions, alternative solutions to problems, or seeking honest feedback, they put up an emotional force field to keep you at bay to protect themselves.
With this audio and companion PDF you will learn:
• How to recognize different types of defensiveness in a relationship
• Tips to be less defensive if you are the overly defensive partner
• Tips for dealing with an overly defensive partner