How To Get Your Partner To Talk Versus Shut Down: Learning Emotional Agility
Have you ever heard of the term "emotional agility"?
I am teaching this skill this Thursday night for the Better Husband, Better Wife Masterclass on Sept 26th at 7:15pm at the Hampton Inn & Suites.
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Also, this class is moving online in October (Thursdays at 9pm EST).
Back to emotional agility...
I hadn't either until I ran across the research of Dr. Susan David who defines the term as the ability to apply the right emotion to the right person (your spouse) in the right situation at the right time.
It made me think about our relationships when there is a communication problem.
When couples gets stressed and need to communicate their way out of the conflict there is nothing more frustrating than either being the partner or being married to the partner who simply won't or can't talk.
It happens a lot when we are not emotionally agile enough to know what to say to make the situation better. Many men (and women) just tend to shut down or act out in unhealthy ways.
This leads to:
1) More Conflict & Arguing
3) Shutting Down
That is not a good place to be!
The reality is that your relationship/marriage is only as good as the WORST communicator because if he/she shuts down...you are stuck at the bottom.
I want to help if that has ever happened to you.
I am teaching this skill at Better Husband, Better Wife Masterclass Class #5: How to Listen...Really Listen and Communicate With Your Spouse) Sept. 26th (Thursday at 7:15pm) right here in Atlanta at the Hampton Inn & Suites (same location). Register here so we can work together in person.
Reminder... THE BETTER HUSBAND, BETTER WIFE MASTERCLASS (open to all couples dating seriously, engaged and already married) is moving online starting in October due to the huge demand from you. See, I listen. Please send me an email if you are interested. It will likely be on Thursdays at 9pm EST.
Dr. Alduan Tartt
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