Communication

How often do we tell others what we don’t want them to do?

The sentence usually starts with

‘I wish you wouldn’t do…….’
‘Don’t do…….’
‘For heavens sake why do you do……’

I wonder what it would be like if instead of telling people what we don’t want them to do, we tell them what we do want them to do.

So for example

‘Don’t leave your cup in the sitting room’ becomes
‘Please take your cup out to the kitchen’

‘Why do you never make your bed’ becomes
‘Can you make your bed please’

I suspect we may end up with less arguments…..

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