Archive for the ‘Communication’ Category

Take control of conflict in your relationship – If we’ll never solve the perpetual problem, what’s the point in talking about it?

/ November 10th, 2014 / No Comments »

What about these perpetual problems? Perpetual. Forever. On and on. Does that mean we’ll never solve them? That seems hopeless right? And two thirds of our problems are perpetual? Geez Louise, cut me a break!   Well, we’re in luck, Louise helped us out. And

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Take control of conflict in your relationship – Don’t taint the solution

/ November 3rd, 2014 / 1 Comment »

In last week’s post, we talked about solvable and perpetual problems and how important it is to deal with them effectively in specific ways. So let’s say you now know that you’re dealing with a solvable problem, what do you do? What gets in the way

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Love Languages

/ March 21st, 2013 / No Comments »

Last week we talked a little about an article on the power of touch and its ability to impact emotional intimacy and increase successful communication. Have you noticed that you’ve been particularly appreciative of this new habit of using touch to connect with others? Maybe

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The Power of Touch

/ March 14th, 2013 / 1 Comment »

I recently read an article about the power of touch and the question struck me, how often do we take for granted that modality of communication? What is it about touch that makes it such a powerful and versatile language? And how can we utilize

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Agree to Disagree – Step 10

/ July 27th, 2012 / 1 Comment »

You did it! You worked your way through a practical and efficient method of communicating with your partner. How does it feel? Exhausting? It takes a lot of effort. It’s hard work. It’s definitely worth it. The more you practice communicating like this, the better

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Agree to Disagree – Step 9

/ July 26th, 2012 / 1 Comment »

When you’ve tried three times to get the message across and you can’t come to a resolution (that’s right, I didn’t say make them agree with you), then it’s time to start asking questions. Find out what’s in the way and have a nice, calm,

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Agree to Disagree – Step 8

/ July 25th, 2012 / 1 Comment »

“What if I wasn’t so lucky, Jemma? What if my partner didn’t apologize or try to understand me back? Now what? What do I doooooo!!??” It could be that they didn’t really understand you. So do what Aaliyah (may she rest in peace…) suggests, dust

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Agree to Disagree – Step 7

/ July 24th, 2012 / 2 Comments »

I’m glad you decided to let it go. How many times do you say, “What were we fighting about anyway? I don’t remember. I just remember you didn’t support me.”  If you’re lucky, you’ll get the opportunity to carry out step 7. Here again, it’s

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Agree to Disagree – Step 6

/ July 23rd, 2012 / No Comments »

Step 6 is all about keeping the conversation going in the right direction. So many times, we get caught up in little tangents that serve no purpose other than to aggravate each other. You’re going to have to put on your big boy/girl pants for

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Agree to Disagree – Part 5

/ July 20th, 2012 / 1 Comment »

I’m proud of you. You were able to keep your mouth shut. Now we’re ready for step number five. Identify the actual issue. Ask for what you want.  Tell them how it would make you feel.  Shut up. Listen. Presented with such a simple request

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