What is LF Contents:
|Behind Our Sunday Smiles: You ... or I|
Concerned Persons: Because We Need Each Other
Living Free Every Day
Thoughts for Today
I-messages tell what you feel or how the other person's behavior is making you feel. I-messages
You-messages a parent might use: "You are so irresponsible." "You are disobedient." I-messages: "I worry about you when you're out so late." "I get so tired because I can't sleep when you are late." "I care about you and feel it is my responsibility as your parent "
Which messages are more likely to be heard? Which would add to a wall of defensiveness?
These are important skills to practice in the big and small communications of our lives, but especially when we want to express those deepest feelings that have been hiding behind our Sunday smiles.
These thoughts were drawn from
Concerned Persons: Because We Need Each Other by Jimmy Ray Lee, D.Min. This group is designed for the many people who have a current or past relationship with a person who has a life-controlling problem.
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