Improve Communication With Your Partner Using This Simple Exercise
I wanted to follow up on a previous post about getting stuck in the courtroom. Someone posed the question on facebook and asked for examples on how to improve communication and how you can avoid getting stuck in your marriage.
Implement this simple exercise
It’s just three simple sentences.
- “When _________.”
- “I feel __________.
- “I want __________.”
How to use it in action:
So speaking your feelings and wants very clearly. For example:
“When you said you’d get home at five and you came home at eight, I felt, uh, angry, disrespected and overlooked. And I want your words and actions to match. So that we can build trust.
This seems so simple, but it’s very difficult. Be sure on the feelings that you only use, adjectives, single words, two, maybe three words. And on the wants that it’s a short sentence that gets right to the point of what it is that you want to be different in the future.
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