This is the best formula for assertive communication: I feel [emotion] when you [action]. What I would prefer is [alternate action]. EXAMPLE: I feel ignored when you come home from work and play with the kids before saying hello to me. I would prefer if you came home and said “hi” and we … [Read more...]
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Remember, the goal of communications within a relationship is to talk with each other. Keeping this in mind, it is now time to look at the other part of communicating – listening. (For assertive communication, click here.) Truly listening requires effort. To be a good listener it is important … [Read more...]
Most everyone would agree that good communication is key to any relationship. First and foremost, it is important to remember that you want to talk with the other person, not at them. You are on the same team. Communications is not a win/lose situation, but rather a chance to get to know each … [Read more...]
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