Dr Susan Biali discusses the proposal that sharing positive communication is good for relationships. This doesn't seem to mean that we should censor ourselves—more that we should give careful thought and consideration to our words and their effects.
Marriage researcher John Gottman . . . found the same relationship listening to married couples’ conversations over entire weekends. "A 2.9 : 1 means you are headed for a divorce. You need a 5:1 ratio to predict a strong and loving marriage – five positive statements for every critical statement you make of your spouse.""