Fruitful Communication

Communication That Bears FRUIT!

Learn how to avoid misunderstandings and frustration that lead to hurtful words and emotional barriers through effective communication.

LifeStar Counseling can help you learn:

  • How to have a “good fight” with someone
  • How to listen and understand in a heated conversation
  • The top five communication “killers”

Have you ever found yourself in a conversation with a friend or family member that all of sudden just took a downward turn? Afterwards you scratch your head and wonder how that happened. Even though you were both speaking English, it felt like you were both speaking completely different languages. The conversation ended up with huge misunderstandings, hurtful words spoken, heated emotions boiling over and a new brick in the wall existing between the two of you.

Sadly, this is so common today. It happens between spouses, friends, parents and children, family members, business colleagues…basically it happens to everyone. We have all been in those conversations where you walk away feeling hopeless that there will ever be any understanding in that particular relationship. Many people make the choice to walk away which can happen in a variety of ways. Some walk away emotionally and they rarely engage or are emotionally present. Others literally walk out the door and try to find someone else who might be more understanding.

Communication is hard work sometimes. And yet being able to communicate is the essence of being able to connect with loved ones in meaningful ways. There are tools, rules, and resources that can help navigate the times when communication gets stuck, sidetracked, overwhelmed, or out of control. The satisfaction of working through a difficult conversation with a loved one is so rich and satisfying. The shared connection is deeper and there is hope that your relationship can endure tough times and come out stronger. Learning how to fight well with your loved ones is a skill that is essential to healthy communication and ultimately healthy relationships.

couple fighting
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business woman talking with associate

Inspiration

There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no insurmountable barrier except our own inherent weakness of purpose.
Elbert Hubbard
"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."
Elizabeth Kübler-Ross, author of "On Death and Dying"
"It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret."
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, first woman to win back-to-back gold medals in the Summer Olympics
"We never know how high we are Till we are called to rise; And then, if we are true to plan, Our statures touch the skies."
Betty Friedan, author of "The Feminine Mystique"
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain...
-Vivian Greene
"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear."
Rosa Parks, African-American civil rights activist
"Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning."
Gloria Steinem, American journalist and political activist
"If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we are not really living. Growth demands a temporary surrender of security."
Gail Sheehy, American journalist
"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong."
Ella Fitzgerald, African-American Jazz singer
"Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it with use."
Ruth Gordon

Appointment Request

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Contact LifeStar

206.369.7146
LifeStar Counseling
13901 NE 175th Street
Suite F
Woodinville, WA 98072
 

Crisis Lines

If you are in crisis, call 911 or your local crisis line, which are available 24 hours a day.

Crisis Line in Snohomish County
425-258-4357 or 1-800-584-3578

Crisis Line in King County:
206-461-3222 or 1-866-427-4747