The Book Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matter Most by Stone, Patton, and Heen starts out simply by stating that "A difficult conversation is something that you find it hard to talk about."
Many couples have a difficult time talking about sensitive topics. Even the thought of talking with one's partner about money, sex, or how to parent the children creates enormous anxiety. This book is precisely for such couples.
Marriage Builders understand that it is these "difficult conversations" that are most important. Rather than avoiding these conversations that are problematic, Marriage Builders learn the skills necessary to successfully engage these difficult topics.
When you can communicate effectively with your partner and all topics, you will build emotional intimacy and marital health. And if your marriage is currently bad, this book, Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matter Most may even teach you how to fix a broken marriage.
This book is like a communication map that will teach you how to navigate through a variety of different types of topics and types of people. And when you can successfully engage with your partner on the topics that matter most, which are typically the ones that are most difficult, you will build emotional intimacy that will then lead to increased romantic and sexual intimacy.
Many couples find communication dysfunction the source of marital conflict and relationship breakdown. Learning how to successfully communicate with your partner about difficult topics will teach you how to fix a broken marriage.
In extreme cases, when lack of communication has gone on for many years it can lead to a situation where a wife wants a divorce, or a husband wants a divorce. This may seem extreme, but if you think about it, words are what connect us with another person. And typically, it is the difficult conversations that are of the greatest importance because they are about the topics that matter most.
When a couple repeatedly avoids difficult conversations they can find themselves traveling down the path towards conflict, breakup, and divorce. However, it needn't be this way.
Be a marriage builder. Learn how to master the communication skills necessary to have those difficult conversations. This book, Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matter Most by Stone, Patton, and Heen will teach you the skills needed to talk about that which matters most.