Navigating Tough Issues in Your Family Part 1 – Dr. Mike Bechtle

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Dr. Mike Bechtle describes how we get embarrassed or fear how the other person will react, and thus allow little “elephants” to grow into big barriers to communication. He talks about how it’s impossible to control the other person, so we have to work on ourselves – our own attitude and responses to make sure we’re healthy in our conversation. He compares communication to the interactive activity of dancing; learning how to move in sync with another person. He also addresses the importance of listening over talking, the importance of trust in relationships (and communication), and how social media has impacted our communication.