7. Open Up

Be communicative and expressive with your partner. Remember, sharing emotions is not weakness; it makes you whole.

Dr. Phil offers six rules for talking with and listening to your partner, including insisting on emotional integrity and the importance of being a two-way, not a one-way, communicator. "Mean what you say and say what you mean," he says. "You don't have to tell people everything you think or feel. But you do have to be accurate when you choose to disclose."

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