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Preparing For A Difficult Conversation

  • Before you talk to your partner or anyone you have to address an issue with, ask yourself whether you're ready to have the conversation.
  • Think about the things you need to say without being consumed by negative emotions. Are you willing to say what you need to say? You can always try to phone a friend to get rid of the pre-conversation jitters.
  • Remember that uttering your gem statement is always going to be a temporary discomfort: the benefits you'll experience will be lasting and profound.

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Don't Avoid Conflict

  • We tend to avoid conflict because we believe that it is bad, yet we continue to create it despite the fact.
  • Conflict isn't essentially a bad thing. It gives us the information we need to know so that we could work with others more effectively to improve our relationships with...

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Starting A Difficult Conversation

  • Let the other party know that you believe that you will be able to sort out the issue on hand if you both try to understand each other.
  • Give each other the time to express one's experiences and emotions and the space to air out any grievances.
  • Whether you agree with each...

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Avoidance will only foster more conflict.

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Gem Statement

A gem statement is a statement that allows the opportunity to open up a new conversation with the hopes of compromisation and a solution.

This usually involves expressing your emotions with the main issue beneath all the surface anger or any other emotion being experienced...

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Closing A Difficult Conversation

  • As the conversation comes to a close take the time to reflect back on what you've discussed, the next steps to be taken, and if there's anything left each party wants to say to the other.
  • Remember to ask the most important thing before closing the conversation and that is "Wha...

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