Honey, Did You Hear Me? A Game Plan for Effective Communication (Pt. 1 of 3).

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Page Count
5
Year Published
2008
Author (Organization)
National Healthy Marriage Resource Center.
Resource Type
Brief
Resource Format
PDF
Resource Language
English

This fact sheet explains the reasons married couples sometimes have difficulty communicating, urges couples to realize that a positive attitude and a win-win mentality will help, and recommends couples take a break from a discussion if communication becomes too difficult. Ground rules for communicating a message are then discussed and include: pick the right time, begin a conversation in a positive, non-threatening way; speak for yourself; be short and to the point; avoid making assumptions; stop, pause, and listen; and move on once you are sure your message has been understood.

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