Relationship Boosters Podcast Episode 29
Dr. Kia James
A Communication Killer
Criticism is not keeping it real, It is an attack of your partner.
We all have complaints
I am not saying that you should not communicate your complaints. What I am saying is that you should not justify an attack of your partner due to you being dissatisfied with a situation.
Attack defend cycle
Being brutally honest without tact does not communicate that you are attempting to solve a problem. This type of critical communication many times puts your partner in a defensive place. This derails the conversation and problems are not solved.
Take responsibility for yourself and your behavior. If you want to have effective communication, don’t begin a conversation in a way that will be unproductive. If you need additional assistance, check out our mini-course Avoid Turning a Disagreement into an Argument.
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