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You Communicate Effectively!

 
 

From your responses to the quiz, it appears as though you are effectively communicating!

 

How To Continue To Communicate Effectively

  • Be Yourself!  Be real about your beliefs, interests, and lifestyle to ensure that you and your partner can live honestly and happily.
  • Use "I" Statements!  Give ownership and direction to your thoughts and feelings.  Keep using the formula: 
    "I feel/think/want (express the feeling/thought/desire)...when (state the behavior causing it)...because (identify the reason)..."
  • Respond With Understanding!  Continue to reflect on what your partner said to ensure you are both on the same page.  Keep using the formula:
    "Sounds like you're feeling/thinking/wanting (express his or her emotion, thought, or desire you hear)...because (state the reason you heard for it)..."
  • Set Boundaries!  Make sure you and your partner have plenty of "alone time" as well as "couple time".
  • Evaluate Expectations!  Remember to assess if your expectations of your partner are realistic.  Also, continue voice your needs without assuming he or she knows what they are.