Accordingly, below I offer you today just a list of links setting in order my discussion of the difficult conversation anatomy over the last several months. I hope you find this list useful and would love to hear from you about your experience experimenting with the techniques offered in Difficult Conversations.
Whether mediating cases of high-conflict divorce, assisting people trying to escape abusive relationships, working with families facing difficult choices concerning the care for elderly parents, or coaching people in developing a plan for pursuing their dreams (and in so many other contexts continuously arising in life), I have found these strategies to be unfailingly constructive and a source of great confidence that, no matter how challenging and entrenched a given conflict may seem, there is a way forward that will help everyone involved to feel better and more empowered to meet their most important needs. I hope you will find some measure of the value I have found in the book, Difficult Conversations, in the series of articles offered below.
- The What Happened Conversation, Part 1
- The What Happened Conversation, Part 2
- The Feelings Conversation, Part 1
- The Feelings Conversation, Part 2
- The Identity Conversation
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Oh, and I can't recommend highly enough this terrific book!