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What is reframing?

Reframing is a central cognitive-behavioral technique of "telling yourself a different story" about the same events or in this case characteristics. Reframing means coming up with a different interpretation. One example is a woman who finds out that her husband did not tell her about a difficult work situation and she immediately thinks he is hiding something from her. A different interpretation or reframe that would have more positive effects for marital happiness would be for her to reframe his intentions such that he was trying to protect her from stress by not telling her.

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