Actor Kirk Cameron’s wife, Chelsea, revealed in a recent video the two words couples should avoid in arguments with one another.
Chelsea Cameron told her husband that the two “huge” words that “cause a lot of conflict” in marriage are the terms “never” and “always.”
“Something happens and you make sweeping statements, like, ‘You always do this’ [and] ‘You never do something,” she explained. “And it turns into a, ‘You never do this because you always do that.’ There’s just nowhere to go with that.”
The short clip is part of a six-part series the couple is debuting on Sept. 25 about how couples should engage in disagreements in a healthy, loving and productive way. The package is titled “Fighting Fair: Six Lessons on Surviving and Thriving in Marital Conflict.”
Kirk Cameron said conflict in marriage is “just about as much of a sure thing as dying and taxes.”
“Conflict,” he said, “doesn’t have to be bad. It doesn’t have to ruin your relationship. In fact, conflict can be healthy and make your marriage better.”