If every fight you have with your partner ends the same way, maybe it's time to try a new approach.
Sometimes all you need is a better way to frame the issue.
Here are four easy tools one partner can use to bring up a difficult subject with their mate.
- Voice the complaint without blame
- Explain the thing, using "I", not "you"
- State the facts without evaluation or judgment
- Be polite and appreciative
In this video, Murray & Allie talk about using Soft Startups as a way to bring up an issue with your partner that may keep the discussion from turning into a fight.
Here's How to Use Soft Startups
Download this brief tutorial on how to have a tough discussion that doesn't devolve into an argument.