Nursing wounds because you have been burned by the inferno? Most likely, you are not in the mood to talk and further tempt those flames. However, those burns will feel a lot better when you start communicating and discussing the issues. Start by finding a level of calmness. Move to active listening. Keep in mind that more than half our communication is non-verbal. Eye rolling, distracted behavior or dismissive hand gestures will be more telling than your words. Finish with an expression of love.