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How Contempt Can Harm Your Relationship And What To Do About It

Contempt: it’s one of the most poisonous ways of communication that can ruin your relationship. It typically appears as a result of unresolved anger which gets built up over time.


But what is contempt? And how might it harm your relationship?





How do you and your partner share or process anger?


Contempt can happen when one or both partners bottle up their anger. Instead of being able to share that they are angry, or explain why they are upset, they attack or undermine their partner, using the weapon of contempt.


Contempt undermines the other partner indirectly, leading them to feel unimportant or unloved.


What is contempt?


Contempt can take many forms, but could include: