“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.