Use “DEAR MAN” Approach:
ex: We’ve been arguing a lot lately.
ex: Arguing upsets me.
Assert your desires
ex: I’d like to find a solution.
Reinforce: what’s in it for them
ex: If we can do this, I’d be less grouchy.
Mindfulness: don’t get sidetracked.
ex: say what you can help do for them if
they help fix this issue with you.