Learning to Communicate...

"How do you honestly tell the one you love about something you find displeasing or aggravating without prompting that familiar defensive stare or indifferent shrug?  You can help your mate become more sensitive to the problem by using a word picture rather than direct confrontation.  Use examples that interest him or her, such as hobbies, everyday objects, or imaginary stories."

From It Takes Two to Tango by Gary and Norma Smalley.

All excerpts from It Takes Two to Tango are copyright 1997, Gary and Norma Smalley, and are used with permission.

Find more relationship resources from Gary and Norma Smalley.