Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me. That's not true.
The truth is, words do MORE than break your bones. They break your heart.
Isn't it amazing how a few words can change everything? "I want a divorce."
What have you said that's been hurtful? What has your spouse said to you that broke your heart or poisoned your relationship?
In frustration or rage, people say the dumbest things and use the most obscene language. Even if you or your spouse didn't mean to say it, once it's said, the damage is done.
It's like tearing open a down-pillow in a wind storm. You desperately want to get the feathers back, but they're blowing in every direction. Like feathers of a pillow, hurtful words are irretrievable.
That's why it's so important for spouses to learn to control themselves and watch what they say.
You see, there's actually a MARITAL reason you have 2 ears and only 1 mouth. It's because you're supposed to LISTEN twice as much as you talk. Imagine how different your marriage would be if you and your spouse did that. Why not start playing nice today?