There is a lot to be said for leaving well enough alone.
Hands down, we feel most compelled to request “a talk” with our partner, deliver a “constructive” criticism, or give unsolicited “feedback”, at the peak of our own emotional storm. When our mood is low and our defenses are high is when it feels most appropriate—necessary, even—to talk it out.
Ironically, that’s also when it is least helpful to do so.
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