Having successful relationships not only requires mastering communication skills, it also requires being aware of what not to do or say.In fact, if you can remember the “NO NO’s”, you are already well on your way to a successful relationship. Some of these “don’t-even-go-there” expressions may be well known, others may be new to you.
By taking an oppositional position, you only listen with the intent to argue and disagree. Rather than listening to the other person, you are disagreeing with everything he/she says. If the oppositional stance is habitual and happens frequently, your relationship is in trouble. The oppositional partner has no own opinion or own ground to stand on. He or she only defines what he/she likes, dislikes, believes, and values in opposition to his/her partner.