"Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up."

Friday, July 4, 2008

Listening Skills

(Picha kwa hisani ya Y. M Arusha Tanzania)

How women say men can become experts at listening with their hearts:

Solve problems with me, not for me."

"Just listen. Give me a chance to voice my inner thoughts
and feelings."

"Listen without offering unsolicited advice or blame."

"Teach me your problem solving skills."

"If you don't understand what I'm saying, ask me questions."

"Offer feedback that says you understand what I'm telling you."

"Be compassionate as you listen."

"Resist laughing or mocking me in what I have to say."

"Offer me advice with humility."

"Use facial expressions and body language so that I know
you're really hearing me."

It is simple like that!

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