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Communication

Emotional Intimacy

Setting: Joe and Ellen’s kitchen on a Sunday morning . They are cleaning up after sharing brunch together.

Ellen: Honey, I’ve been feeling some distance between us lately and I’d like to talk with you about some of my concerns. I think that both of us have gotten caught up in our jobs lately and I’ve been missing you.

Joe: (defensively) Well, I’m right here. If you want to talk, just let me know.

Ellen: It just...