Shutting Down and How it Harms
Avoiding problems in a relationship is basically not being in the relationship. To restore healthy communication in marriage or with another family member is to be proactive not unresponsive. If you value the relationship enough, you will make dealing with difficult issues (and ultimately the other person) a top priority. The result will be thriving and healthy relationship that is meaningful, lasting, and deep.
“He laid down his life for us. We should also lay down our lives for our (loved ones). 1 John 3:16