They are not just the process of exchanging of words. They represent the base for very meaningful friendship or partnership. And especially in this era of screens and limited attention spans great conversations should be nurtured.
You tried to deal with the issue when it was small but there's no improvement. Now it's time for a tough conversation. Power Tips for Tough Conversations: #1. Build positive relationships: Positive relationships are the foundation for successful tough conversations. Pat people on the back more than kicking them in the pants.
I have to say I've been dissatisfied with the current self-help information on communication. Much of the material I have read focuses on how to become a more empathetic listener, problem solver or better transfer information. Very little focus is put on what is probably the most common form of communication, the conversation.
I spent six weeks getting rid of several carloads of possessions, and three days arranging what was left. Now my socks are arranged by color, my apartment is way bigger, and being home feels like a vacation. Some of you have been following my experiment with Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.
So it makes sense to carefully consider what we keep in our homes.
Most of us own lots of things that make us feel bad (unused gifts, clothes we don't like or that don't fit, books we’ll never read, etc). And if it’s normal to have hundreds or thousands of possessions, then we are each, at all times, bearing the weight of hundreds or thousands of these relationships.