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Respectful Communication – Part 3

Continuing our conversation on Respectful Communication…. 7 steps to enhance respectful communication   Model the behavior you wish your partner to emulate. Do not justify your bad communication or behavior because of your partners.   When you forget to communicate in a manner that reflects your respect and love for your partner catch yourself in […]

Respectful Communication – Part 2

Calling the other person bad names during an argument is demeaning. Disrespect can quickly turn a relationship cold and can accelerate similar behavior in turn. Before long, courteous respect is replaced by behavior that continues to cause the relationship to spiral downward out of control. When we speak without respect to a partner in front […]

Respectful Communication – Part 1

I have witnessed couples at restaurants talking so disrespectfully to each other, to the point that I got embarrassed. With raised voices in angry tone, they draw attention to themselves and disturb other people in the restaurant.   One of the fastest ways to destroy a relationship is by taking the other person for granted […]

Stop trying to change your partner – Pt 2

This is the second part of the 3 part series… read Part 1 here. The problem with this perspective is that it keeps us separate from them and damages our relationship. When we judge our partner, we relinquish our ability to learn from their experiences. As long as we refuse to see in ourselves the […]