How To Get Your Partner To Talk Versus Shut Down: Learning Emotional Agility

Have you ever heard of the term "emotional agility"?

I am teaching this skill this Thursday night for the Better Husband, Better Wife Masterclass on Sept 26th at 7:15pm at the Hampton Inn & Suites.

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Also, this class is moving online in October (Thursdays at 9pm EST).

Back to emotional agility...

I hadn't either until I ran across the research of Dr. Susan David who defines the term as the ability to apply the right emotion to the right person (your spouse) in the right situation at the right time.

It made me think about our relationships when there is a communication problem.

When couples gets stressed and need to communicate their way out of the conflict there is nothing more frustrating than either being the partner or being married to the partner who simply won't or can't talk.

It happens a lot when we are not emotionally agile enough to know what to say to make the situation better. Many men (and women) just tend to shut down or act out in unhealthy ways.