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This is my second marriage, 15 years going OK but both are constantly irritated by a mutual problem: communication is rather unpleasant, it cannot be made easily. The problem (for myself) is that when she wishes to make a point, she sound so aggressive and raises her voice to a tone which I cannot stand. I try to moderate her, asking she to speak in a friendly way because she makes me feel upset and uncomfortable. This a short-fuse situation and we begin fighting bitterly. As for herself her complaints are about the same as mines, I think we both can't support being corrected or criticized if comments are made harshly. Sorry for both of us because we love each other. Thanks very much in advance, dear Anne.

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