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Tips to have a difficult conversation with your partner

Published on Nov 09, 2023 07:04 PM IST
  • From organising our thoughts to regulating our emotions, here are a few ways to approach a difficult conversation with our partner.
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Any relationship has its own share of difficult conversations. The way we behave and respond in a tough situation and uncomfortable conversation determines the health of the relationship. "Having tough conversations in a respectful manner can be overwhelming if this behavior wasn’t modeled on you growing up, and you didn’t have chances to observe it," wrote Therapist Sadaf Siddiqi. Here are a few tips shared by the expert.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 09, 2023 07:04 PM IST

Any relationship has its own share of difficult conversations. The way we behave and respond in a tough situation and uncomfortable conversation determines the health of the relationship. "Having tough conversations in a respectful manner can be overwhelming if this behavior wasn’t modeled on you growing up, and you didn’t have chances to observe it," wrote Therapist Sadaf Siddiqi. Here are a few tips shared by the expert.(Unsplash)

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Before starting the conversation, we should mentally prepare for it. We should organise our thoughts and rehearse the way we are going to approach the conversation. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 09, 2023 07:04 PM IST

Before starting the conversation, we should mentally prepare for it. We should organise our thoughts and rehearse the way we are going to approach the conversation. (Unsplash)

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Instead of assuming that the partner is ready to talk, we should ask for their permission if they are in the mental space to have such a conversation at that time. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 09, 2023 07:04 PM IST

Instead of assuming that the partner is ready to talk, we should ask for their permission if they are in the mental space to have such a conversation at that time. (Unsplash)

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We should keep the introduction part of the conversation short and directly delve into the conversation. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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We should keep the introduction part of the conversation short and directly delve into the conversation. (Unsplash)

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We should be objective in the approach – we should state the facts, the feelings we had and the intentional action we decide to take as a solution. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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We should be objective in the approach – we should state the facts, the feelings we had and the intentional action we decide to take as a solution. (Unsplash)

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We should not react in a rash way or get too emotional in the middle of the conversation. We should learn to regulate our emotions.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 09, 2023 07:04 PM IST

We should not react in a rash way or get too emotional in the middle of the conversation. We should learn to regulate our emotions.(Unsplash)

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