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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
I think there are some basics to effective interpersonal communication and connection. When starting therapy and you are looking for some direction for immediate results, I think the that the following can be very helpful...
Seek out Calm, non-defensive, and respectful reactions:
Look for a capacity to recognize and respond to the things that matter to the other person:
Be prepared for a readiness to forgive and to move past the conflict without holding resentments or anger:
Make yourself available to your ability to seek compromise and avoid punishing:
And remember that your belief in facing the conflict head on is the best thing for both sides: