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Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services

You Communicate Effectively!


From your responses to the quiz, it appears as though you are effectively communicating!


How To Continue To Communicate Effectively

  • Be Yourself!  Be real about your beliefs, interests, and lifestyle to ensure that you and your partner can live honestly and happily.
  • Use "I" Statements!  Give ownership and direction to your thoughts and feelings.  Keep using the formula: 
    "I feel/think/want (express the feeling/thought/desire)...when (state the behavior causing it)...because (identify the reason)..."
  • Respond With Understanding!  Continue to reflect on what your partner said to ensure you are both on the same page.  Keep using the formula:
    "Sounds like you're feeling/thinking/wanting (express his or her emotion, thought, or desire you hear)...because (state the reason you heard for it)..."
  • Set Boundaries!  Make sure you and your partner have plenty of "alone time" as well as "couple time".
  • Evaluate Expectations!  Remember to assess if your expectations of your partner are realistic.  Also, continue voice your needs without assuming he or she knows what they are.