Al’s declining health made him fearful of dying during his sleep; rousing himself just enough to be aware of the TV reassured him he will still alive.
I realized the sound was much more troublesome for me than the light from the TV screen. From then on we slept with the TV on – and on mute. Here are some ways to make this key work in your own marriage.
Offer her some time off, if she hasn't already had substantial time off.
Make sure to be sympathetic and let her know that you and your organization will continue to stand behind her, but that you also need to look out for the company.
He graduated from the American School of Professional Psychology in 2011.
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Her work is suffering and she has made several errors.
This has affected her co-workers who have to correct her errors.
While the causes of workplace problems vary — personality conflicts, problem employees, faulty processes, or more — they all need to be resolved in a similar way.
But there is an almost magic key to solving communication problems that can change everything. Your already-stirred-up emotions get even hotter and your response back makes them even more defensive. Is it any wonder that many spouses put up an internal wall and shrink from even trying to engage in real communication? Proverbs 18:2 says, “A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions.” Did you get that?
It’s a fool who focuses primarily on sharing his/her own thoughts and feelings. Here’s how that translates into communication with your spouse: Steven Covey made that principle popular years ago, but it’s never been more important for solving communication problems in marriage. Al wanted the TV on all night; I wanted the room quiet and dark.
This article was co-authored by Paul Chernyak, LPC.
Paul Chernyak is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago.