Carla Kuklinsky
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RELATIONSHIPS

The key to successful relationships is respectful communication.  When you master this skill you will experience improved relationships in all areas of your life.

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  • Couples
  • Parent / Child
  • Friendships
  • Work Relationships

The most common block to respectful communication is being critical -- showing disapproval of how the other person is or has conducted themselves.  Though you may be able to make good arguments why you are "right", you have probably learned that this will not get you what you want.  Criticism shuts down communication because it causes the other person to react defensively, and often counterattack.  Learning to approach issues more respectfully will result in easier and more successful communication.

Although these are basic ideas, they are challenging to put into practice without coaching.  I can teach you the skills that will enable you to ask for what you want and set good boundaries -- and in ways that will help others feel good about cooperating with you.


© 2014 Carla Kuklinsky, MFT. All Rights Reserved.
Santa Barbara therapist specializing in relationships, couples counseling, marriage counseling, anxiety, depression, and addictions
924 Anacapa St, Suite 3L, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 962-1129