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1:37 Tonight is our last in our series of five programs on negotiation. You can start from the first in the series, Show #9, to learn all about negotiation in relationships, with many helpful strategies.
2:05 We’re going to review three favorite strategies from our last show, and three really tough questions that come up when negotiations don’t go well.
2:25 We’ll also talk about the third stage of negotiation: connection.
3:20 Three favorite strategies, reviewed. Offer and ask. Benefit of the doubt. The strategy of last resort.
4:55 Offer and ask. Whenever possible, offer something when you ask for something. This may be understanding or empathy, along with doing something to take your partner’s feelings into account.
6:05 Benefit of the doubt. Realizing that there is more than one explanation for any behavior.
8:00 Find yourself getting angry or upset with your partner? Take a break, and accentuate the positive.
9:25 What to do if you partner doesn’t agree with your solution.
11:30 How to look at the situation when things seem at an impasse.
16:40 The strategy of last resort.
18:30 We have a call-in from Diane. She asks how she can deal with her anxiety, when her husband seems to be too quiet, and not communicating. Dr. Marty works through issues on dealing with physical feelings of anxiety, and how Diane can handle the overall situation.
32:00 Next time we will cover the last stage of negotiation: connection.