If You Don’t Have Something Nice To Say, Don’t Say Anything

Most children are taught not to say anything, if what they really want to say isn’t very nice. Unfortunately, that piece of advice doesn’t serve you well when conflicts arise in relationships, and something needs to be said. To reach an understanding, we cannot simply write importance issues off as no big deal, or leave them unacknowledged or invalidated. So, what do you do? Listen. Pay attention to how you may have contributed to the problem. Be tolerant, intentional, and open to a heartfelt exchange. Try to see your relationship as a place to grow and develop these skills.

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