Mon, 24 April 2023
There are few things more frustrating than trying to figure out how to deal with a defensive partner. You just want them to understand how you feel and what you need, but they’re too busy defending themselves to truly listen.
Unfortunately, defensive reactions can make it difficult to have constructive conversations. Without good communication, the systems for resolving problems in relationships begin to break down — and that’s when your relationship gets in serious trouble.
The good news: There are so many actionable strategies that work to create positive change in this dynamic. With new skills and a different perspective, you can overcome defensiveness and restore healthy communication. That's what you'll learn in today's episode!
I hope you’ll join me.
Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby
P.S. — For more advice on helping each other feel seen, heard, and understood, check out our “Communication that Connects” collection of articles and podcasts.
Direct download: Im_Not_Defensive_You_Are_Overcoming_Defensiveness_-_Final_Cut_1.mp3
Category:How to, Relationships, Self Improvement, Mental Health -- posted at: 4:00pm MDT