Direct Request #1

“So…” I ask, “Why are we here today?”

The answer, 100%, is always the same:

“We have communication issues…”

Hmmm — Could you break that down a little for me? — I think, but have learned better than to ask.

BIG topic, communication. What does that even mean?

Here’s what I think:

“Communication Issues” is code for:

“We don’t know how to negotiate, how to ask for what we want and get it. Can you teach us?”

No one has EVER said that. I have to tell THEM, and it doesn’t take much convincing. Here’s a quick tutorial on negotiating in your partnership, or your parenting, or your job.