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Assertive Communication: How to Have Healthy Conversations with Your Spouse

Sep 24, 2015 / Communication     

We all have different ways of communicating that reflect our personalities. But healthy communication exists best when spouses are both developing the skill of assertive communication. An assertive spouse develops a clear understanding of what their spouse feels, thinks and wants. They work on dealing directly, honestly, and, most importantly, respectfully with their spouse. For example, during a financial conflict, an assertive spouse would share calmly where they see problems and frustrations, without being angry or condescending. For more on this topic on my blog go to



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