Strategies for managing difficult conversations

In relationships it is a fact that at some point you will engage in a difficult conversation with your partner. Sometimes these go well and, really, good for you. Healthy communication through difficult conversations is a massive achievement. đź‘Ź However, it is MORE likely that you will encounter common issues like defensiveness, vulnerability, feeling frustrated,

What to do when you don’t understand your partner’s behavior

Remember these three words: BEHAVIOR IS COMMUNICATION So…. Does your partner go silent during a tough discussion? Does your partner’s tone change when having certain conversations? Does your partner get emotional when you respond in certain ways? Does your partner get defensive when you bring up a complaint? Does your partner reject your bids for

8 Reasons you shut down during arguments

8 REASONS YOU SHUT DOWN DURING ARGUMENTS. Shutting down during an argument happens. It’s normal…sometimes. However shutting down is something that should be an exception to your communication style and not the norm. There are times when shutting down is protective and productive, anyone remember, “when you can’t say anything nice, then don’t say anything

The Marriage Breakdown + what you can do about it

My husband teases me that I have a marriage breakdown once or twice a year. It’s one of those things we can laugh about, but it really is true and I totally own it. “My name is Morgan, and I have an annual marriage breakdown.” These breakdowns have become somewhat predictable and almost always begin with quiet

Lessons from the night I annoyed my husband

I want to share something that happened between my husband and me this week that highlights a really common conflict in marriage…the face-off between those who want to talk and those who want silence. Dah dah daaaaaaaah..here we go. So the other night went like this. My husband gets home I'm making dinner and