Practising good listening can help you to find new ways of supporting each other and resolving disagreements. The next part is all about how to TALK IT OUT.
When you’re ready to talk things through, there are two things you can do to help move the conversation forward:
You can help avoid arguments by using a soft ‘start up’
A harsh ‘start up’ is when you go straight in with a criticism or a mean comment. It can feel like an attack and may be met with a defensive response.
A soft ‘start up’ is a gentler way of bringing something up, that focuses on the issue at hand without blaming the other person. It might start with “I feel…”