Tune Up Tuesday! In addition to hosting mornings on B105.7, I work in the afternoons as a licensed therapist and on Tuesday mornings I share a nugget your two that may tune up a relationship in your life or your own mental health.
This morning – when it comes to difficult conversations or voicing frustration in your relationship, timing is everything.
We often just speak something when we’re feeling it, but if your partner is out the door and off to work, that’s not a good time to lodge a complaint. Nor is it when they have a big meeting, have had a tough day, etc. You want to set your conversation up for success and none of the situations I just described do that. Furthermore, you don’t want to make your partner feel bombarded or attacked. So, instead… I coach couples I work with to make appointments for such talks. “Hey, I’d like to talk to you about ____ – is now a good time?” And if it’s not, then pick a time in the next 24 hours that would be a good time.