I had an interesting conversation with my husband. We discussed a subject where our perspectives were almost polar opposites (it rarely happens so it was kind of a big thing). I was really pretty proud of us because we stayed calm. We asked questions and took the time to really listen to each other and examine each others perspectives. Whew! It was hard work.
If you feel communication challenged, stop what you normally do and ask a few questions. Try to understand his position. After you have heard him thoroughly, then share your perspective as well. Be willing to state your thoughts in a number of different ways so that there is a better chance of being understood.
Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict … Dorothy Thompson
Be generous! Lori <><