Communication Tools for High Conflict Relationships & Conversations

Breaking Free of Co-Dependency

  • I can tolerate your displeasure/anger/disappointment
  • I will not personalize your displeasure/anger/frustration/shortness
  • It is most respectful to allow you your feelings/beliefs (I won't try to change you)
  • I am free of what you think 
  • What you think of me is none of my business
  • I can bear your feelings because they are most likely not about me
  • I can love and respect you while disagreeing or keeping some emotional distance
  • I follow my own moral compass and that is good enough