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The Difference Between Good Communication & Manipulation

January 30, 20241 min read

Does this sound like you...

You know you want to communicate better, but you're not quite sure what to do differently?

In this episode, we're talking about:

  • The goal of healthy communication (spoiler alert - it's not getting the other person to change)

  • Unhealthy attitudes and behaviors that prevent good communication

  • Five specific skills to improve your communication

  • The one thing you always need to remember to avoid being manipulative

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Episode Timeline:

00:58 Childhood Influences on Communication

03:19 Common Misconceptions about Communication

04:09 The Goal of Good Communication

08:05 Strategies for Better Communication

09:40 The Role of Expectations in Communication

11:57 Empowering Each Other for Success

15:19 Meeting Immaturity with Maturity

15:27 Making Clear Agreements and Contracts

18:54 Cherishing Each Other

19:37 Detaching from the Outcome

23:10 The Importance of Honesty in Communication

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