Tip #3- Take a Minute
Take a few minutes each day to ask each other “What was the best part of your day?” It will give you an opportunity to connect with each other in a positive way.
Tip #4 – “Mirror Mirror on the wall”
When you are discussing something that triggers strong feelings, learn to mirror. When you mirror, instead of responding by being defensive or by telling the other person why you disagree, you repeat back what you just heard the person say. It does not have to be word for word but try to get the main ideas without adding your “stuff” to it. When we mirror, the other person feels really heard and respected.
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