How to Confront: Soft vs. Harsh

I stumbled across this picture contrasting a harsh start-up and a soft start-up in a confrontational conversation. Dr. Gottman explains in his book, "The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work", that he can tell whether a conversation is going end well or not by the first three minutes. Conversations generally end the way they begin. If you'd like your conversations to end positively, soften your approach.

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Heather Lokteff, LPC  

Licensed Professional Counselor for Pre-teens, Adolescents, Adult Individuals - Marriage and Couples Therapy - Telehealth Counseling - Online Therapy

4800 Meadows Rd, Suite 300, Lake Oswego, OR 97035.

Also serving clients from Tigard, West Linn, Portland, Tualatin, Sherwood, Beaverton, and Oregon