@littleonefmohio — you know, breaking the chain of being a yelling household is a great thing — kudos to you for all your efforts toward that. My parents were both yellers, and my husband did not grow up in a family like that. When we were first married, he would tell me he'd be happy to talk about X when I would stop raising my voice. It kind of stunned me, but I quickly realized that we'd have much less drama and more calm in our house if we did not communicate through yelling. In our 14 years of marriage, yelling has been a real rarity, and that's been a huge blessing.
How do you deal with it now if others yell or talk loudly? Does that come up with relatives, friends, watching sports events?