As the holiday season quickly approaches, we thought it would be a good way to re-share our tips to make holiday conversations enjoyable and conflict-free
Listen and become curious.
If someone says something we don't like or have a strong reaction to, we tend to go in "fight mode" and begin attacking and/or devaluing the other. The "conversation" then can quickly spiral downward. To offset that, try mirroring and repeat back what you heard th...
One of our favorite resources is PREP, Inc. - Successful Relationships - Successful Lives the work of Scott Stanley and Howard Markman https://www.prepinc.com. Recently they raised this question and they reported from a study undertaken by the US Department of Health and Human Services. What gives these stalwarts in the battle for strong marriages confidence to ask and answer this question? That's the question that many researchers are spending long hours trying to answer.