- You have the right to say what you want to say, but you cannot do it in a abusive way, using bullying or harsh language.
- In order for communication to be effective, both parties must listen sensitivly to what the other person is saying and not try to merely convince the other party of the merits of your position.
- Good communication requires negotiation and compromise. If somebody has to win th argument thent somebody else has to lose it, and you’ve lost good, healthy communication.
- No single issue is as important as your overall goal of remainng assestive and non-aggressive and direct in your relationhips with others.
Healthy communication involves two essential skills: Speaking & Listening. George Anderson, MSW, BCD, CAMF, CEAP