1. i.Improve Communication - Effective communication is an essential skill in any good relationship. Be clear about what you say and do not say what is unnecessary. The art of sharing your private thoughts and feelings with people you trust needs to be moderated. Revealing too much too soon can cause you to feel overly vulnerable and the listener to feel uncomfortable and obligated to reciprocate. Share only what is necessary and only to the extent necessary. Also check your assumptions, for misunderstandings can arise from acting on what you presuppose.

 

  1. ii.Resolve Conflicts - Resolve conflicts or misunderstandings through negotiation and understanding. Start the problem solving by listening to each other, and respecting each other's point of view. Resolving conflicts are much easier when all sides participate in the solution, instead of one side dominating the decision making process. "When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion." [Motivational Speaker, Dale Carnegie]

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