This week's post is a recorded conversation between Paul and Layne about speaking your truth, the third in a series of conversations entitled, 10 Key Abilities for Building Successful Relationships.
Do you ever find it challenging to speak your truth in some situations? One of the most difficult things to do, for most people, is to speak their truth appropriately, quickly, with good intention and with emotional congruence. All of those elements are critical to a positive outcome. Today we discuss why it's important and offer some suggestions for how to do it. We also cover what can go wrong when we don't.
People don't always speak their truth with good intention when they are angry or upset. Sometimes they communicate with the intention to "get even" rather than for the purpose of restoring harmony or being truly understood.
Incongruence is when our words DO NOT match our feelings, as when we're angry and we act like everything is really OK. Incongruence breeds suspicion and distrust.
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