Is your purpose in raising the issue and is there a

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is your purpose in raising the issue, and is there a better way of addressing the issue than talking about it. With these three questions one can accurately decide whether to bring up an issue. This is something I might employ but it is also something I have thought about a bit, when I have an issue and I want to talk about it with my girlfriend I quickly ask myself if it is an issue within myself rather than with something she did. This always helps me to decide a course. Always start with the third story, in this chapter the authors talk about how to start a difficult conversation. You should not jump into the conversation by explaining why it is you feel the way you feel, you should acknowledge both sides of the issue and show the other person that the way they feel is legitimate as well. I can see why this would be helpful as it would feel less like an attack and it would also address a problem that exists between two people or many people. By addressing the third story you talk about the problem in relation to more than just yourself, which helps the conversation to begin on a better foot. In chapter 9 the authors talked about how powerful paraphrasing is. Paraphrasing is powerful because it shows the speaker you are hearing what they are saying, that you are correctly absorbing what they are saying and that you are understanding
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Running head: REFLECTION SEVEN Ohanele 3 what they are saying. Also, listening brings people together because of how inclusive it is, when
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  • Spring '08
  • Smith
  • Talk radio, Purdue University, Chibuikem Ohanele

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