Friday, December 08, 2006

Avoid The 7 Verbal Blunders Couples Commit

Roll away the Fights, Ring in the Cheer!

“Everyone commits communication blunders” says communication expert Laurie Puhn, J.D. Sadly, these often unintentional blunders lead us straight to blow-up arguments with our special someone.

Discover your communication blunders! Fess-up and learn to say the right words at the right time this holiday season. Interview Laurie Puhn, J.D., communication and relationship expert, Harvard-educated lawyer and mediator, bestselling author of Instant Persuasion and television host of the upcoming weekly morning show “I on New York." Laurie Puhn is a frequent guest on Fox News Channel, CNN and Good Day NY, among other network shows.

The 7 Biggest Blunders – How many do YOU commit?

Blunder #1. Loose Lips

If your honey demands to know, “Why did you tell them that about me?” then you’re guilty of airing your mate’s dirty laundry.

Blunder #2. Engaging in Silent Nights

If your sweetie exclaims, “You never listen to me!”
then you’re guilty of being uninvolved and non-responsive in conversations.

Blunder #3. Kitchen Sink Talking

If your honey announces, “You always bring up the past.”
then you’re guilty of turning a molehill into a mountain.

Blunder #4. Displaying the “Whatever” Attitude

If your mate shouts, “Don’t you have an opinion?”
then you’re guilty of taking a backseat in your relationship.

Blunder #5. My Way or the Highway Thinking

If your darling asks, “Why does it always have to be your way?”
then you’re guilty of dismissing your mate’s opinions.

Blunder #6. Exhibiting Priority Mix-up

If your sweetie exclaims, “You put lots of things first, what about me?”
then you’re guilty of taking your mate for granted.


Blunder #7. You Don’t Stop to Smell the Roses

If your mate begs, “Can’t you ever be happy with anything?”
then you’re guilty of being a fault-finder.

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