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Do you dread it when your partner says, "We need to talk?"

Maryann agreed to try this. In or next session she reported that Robert was delighted that she was willing to listen openly to him. She found that when she was neither complaint nor resistant, they could have interesting discussions about the things that Robert was bring up. They ended up feeling close and loving rather than angry and distant.

The next time someone wants to talk with you about an issue, notice your intent. You can likely have a good discussion if you are open to learning rather than controlling or resisting control. Through a consistent Inner Bonding practice, you can learn how to stay open to learning, even in conflict.

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Margaret Paul, Ph.D. is a best-selling author of 8 books, relationship expert, and co-creator of the powerful Inner Bonding® process - featured on Oprah, and recommended by actress Lindsay Wagner and singer Alanis Morissette. Are you are ready to heal your pain and discover your joy? Take our FREE Inner Bonding course, and click here for a FREE CD/DVD relationship offer. Visit our website at innerbonding.com for more articles and help, as well as our Facebook Page. Phone and Skype sessions available. Join the thousands we have already helped and visit us now!

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