When a Conversation Gets Complicated

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As the holidays approach and families gather together, you may get caught up in a conversation that gets complicated, or takes a direction that creates discomfort. Maybe it stems from a long-standing difference of opinion that has no clear resolution. Maybe it’s a health issue that provokes fear. Or maybe it’s a yearning to mend fences, and re-connect in healthy … Read More

Are You Sending Mixed Messages?

Shelley BaurCommunicating, Communication, Mixed Messages, Relationships

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Refusing to participate in sending “mixed messages” requires breaking the habit of “going along to get along.” On the subject of mixed messages, Mohandas Gandhi’s famous quote is: “A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.” Choosing Honesty Over Mixed Messages My Mom was the unofficial social … Read More