8 Principles of Communication to Improve Your Relationship and Become a Better Problem Solver
09.03.2021 - By On Purpose with Jay Shetty
“I hear you. I understand that this is difficult for you. What can I do to help?” These are the words we desperately want to hear when things don’t work out in our life. We expect our partners to be there for us, to understand what we are feeling and why we are feeling these emotions.
However, some of us don’t get to hear these words. Some of us don’t get the understanding and support we need. Some of us could no longer connect emotionally with the people we love. And this disconnection is putting a strain on our relationships.
In this episode of On Purpose, Jay Shetty shares principles for us to be an effective communicator so that our partner, our family, and friends can tap on deepest emotions and so that we can tap into theirs.
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03:30 The number one indicator for a good human life was the quality of our relationships
07:06 Point #1: We haven’t learned to communicate with ourselves
09:57 Point #2: Your self-talk
13:31 Point #3: Let’s experiment
17:10 Point #4: Repeat what other person said, what you heard, and then what you felt
20:21 Point #5: Separate the content from the context
22:45 Point #6: Us and We, not You and Me
24:54 Point #7: Focus on what builds trust
28:43 Point #8: Find time to connect with your partner
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