He's absolutely right. I have occasionally attempted to use some communication techniques I learned in palliative care training at home with my wife, with disastrous results. In my case, I usually try these techniques when I'm trying to get out of trouble for something (like not paying attention).
I created this video, called "take out the trash" for all of the spouses and partners who have endured when we talk like we are running a family meeting at home. We love you!
For the "communication experts" out there - see if you can spot "Ask-Tell-Ask," NURSE (Naming-Understanding-Respecting-Supporting-Exploring), and the "teach back" method.
(Click here to go to youtube if no video pops up below.)
I have to credit the inspiration. My wife showed me this hilarious video of an orthopedic surgeon talking to an anesthesiologist.
by: Alex Smith