Communication Skills

Falling into the same old arguments? Climb your way out.

Another quick exercise from Power of Two that will help you identify some common pitfalls that lead you to think, “Not this Again!” This activity was created by Power of Two: online marriage help for relationship problems. Visit www.LeBauerCounseling.com to learn how my counseling practice can help you avoid these pitfalls and improve your communication […]

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“I am me, now. It’s just when I text or email, I can’t always be me.”

I overheard part of a conversation recently waiting in line – a girl speaking on her cell phone: “I am me, now. It’s just when I text, or email, I can’t always be me. But now, it’s me! I’m here, with you.” I won’t belabor that with a full deconstruction, but it got me thinking

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It Takes Two: Do Away with Posturing and Seek a Win-Win

Sometimes, we get a great idea, so sure our partner will go gaga for it, and come to find out, he’s so preoccupied with something else, it’s a non-starter. That first refusal comes out insulting or avoiding; we dig in, insist. He’s staunch in his determination to stick to plans and get things done. And

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“Whow” Your Way to a Better Relationship

You can rely on two easy words to “Whow” your way to a better relationship. It just takes some effort to pick up on the way you currently ask questions, and then replace them with more effective questions. You can just shift to questions that elicit honest, open responses from your partner. Common mistakes in

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