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Medical News for English Learners – Program 10

What’s a Couple’s Arguing ‘Style’ May Say About Their Marriage

Do you believe that arguments and confrontations in a relationship are healthy? Is it important for couples to learn how to argue and solve their differences? Share your thoughts and insights with us.

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  1. Profile photo of admin admin says:

    English Vocabulary:

    COUPLE
    a pair who associate with one another; “the engaged couple”; “an inseparable twosome”
    a pair of people who live together; “a married couple from Chicago”
    something joined by two equal and opposite forces that act along parallel lines
    two items of the same kind
    a small indefinite number; “he”s coming for a couple of days”
    link together; “can we couple these proposals?”
    bring two objects, ideas, or people together; “This fact is coupled to the other one”; “Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?”; “The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project”
    make love; “Birds mate in the Spring”
    form a pair or pairs; “The two old friends paired off”

    CONFRONTATION

    a focussed comparison; bringing together for a careful comparison
    the act of opposing groups confronting each other; “the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions”; “the invaders encountered stiff opposition”
    a hostile disagreement face-to-face
    discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions
    a bold challenge

    CONSTRUCTIVE
    constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development; “constructive criticism”; “a constructive attitude”; “a constructive philosophy”; “constructive permission” creative, formative, inferential, reconstructive, structural
    emphasizing what is laudable or hopeful or to the good; “constructive criticism” positive

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