Our intimate Relationships can contain our most triggering situations. It’s painful to get stuck in criticism, blame & anger & leave a conversation feeling lost and not sure about how to understand each other & find a way forward.
Imagine if you could enter a conversation with your partner with confidence that you would be heard & understood. Imagine if you could hear and understand your partner even though they are expressing their thinking in ways that you may feel challenged by. Imagine if you could find a way together that enables you both to be seen & your needs to matter.
Taking your time is an important strategy to keep in mind as you journey together in your communication. Taking your time includes:
- Getting clear with exactly what happened (Observation)
- Connecting to your own feelings and needs
- Getting clear on a specific request that you might have of yourself or your partner.