Learning to Communicate...


"An emotional word picture is a communication tool that uses a story or object to activate simultaneously the emotions and the intellect of a person.  In so doing, it causes the person to experience our words, not just hear them.  A simple example of a word picture would be, 'My week so far has made me feel like a puppy picked up by the scruff of its neck, because I feel carried along by circumstances beyond my control.'


The communication bridge between you and your spouse can be an emotional word picture, which can be a tremendous help in adding depth and impact to you conversations."

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.

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