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Category Archives: Communication
Conflict is a given in any long-term relationship, right? And by now most of us know there are different ways to handle conflict, some helpful and some not so much. And, for the most part, we’re really trying to learn … Continue reading
Okay, I’m not going to keep you in suspense. The word is “but.” And, yes, it can lead to BIG relationship problems. Read on. Newsflash: Most of us are not great listeners. Oh sure, we incline our heads in each … Continue reading
You’re at a cocktail party or in the office break room, and someone goes on a rant about their political views. Only in the process of sharing their own views, they are also demeaning everyone else’s. Or you’re at a … Continue reading
Most of us don’t have too much trouble speaking our mind in an argument (much easier than listening, yes?). But, if we’re honest, we have to admit that we could all use a little tune-up in the style department, some … Continue reading
“Now, children, I want you to put on your listening ears . . . “ Even in our earliest memories, it seems as though someone is always trying to get us to listen. And yet, as adults we still wrestle … Continue reading
You know how it goes. You set out to have a calm conversation with your teenager or your partner and, before you know it, you’re both yelling like banshees or retreating in sullen, angry silence to your respective corners. You’re … Continue reading