5 tips for navigating difficult conversations.
The question is not whether to speak up, but how. On playing small in a big world.
Rebuild and maintain the attraction.
Communication difficulties are seldom an aphrodisiac.
Progressives are hopeful but tired of the patriarchy.
Probably all language is reinforcing the patriarchy in various ways.
How to own your opinion, be assertive, and still stay likable.
#3: Do you want to talk about this now — or later?
Blood isn’t thicker than your peace of mind.
What if the last words you said to your partner, were it?
You can work on your communication skills yourself, unaided, and track your improvement through little things.
Don’t let communication noise lead to relationship frights.
#2 don’t try to change the other person’s mind. Debates can quickly turn into fights when your intent is to change the other’s mind.
Our nervous system response to discomfort does not have to equal the demise of our relationships.
The key is “affirmation,” not “words”.
Before you turn your relationship into a battlefield… Please don’t forget that you’re on the same team.