“We become what we repeatedly do.” ― Sean Covey
1. INTERRUPTING: interrupting your partner demonstrates that you are NOT listening.
How can you listen well if you aren’t letting your partner finish their thought? Wait for them to finish speaking – take a deep breath – and then respond.
2. TIT FOR TAT: You do it so, why can’t I?
Two wrongs don’t make a right, do they? When your partner is attempting to discuss something that is troublesome and we point out that they do it too, we are triggering a spiral escalator that often ends up in a place no one wanted to go. If you partner is attempting to address something that is problematic for them, hear it through – resolve it – and then bring up your own issue. Remember, one thing at a time.
3. LACK OF APPRECIATION: Who cares?
Over time, we typically learn to ‘expect’…
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