One thing all of us deal with from time to time is a defensive partner.
And when he gets defensive, you start to wonder if it was even worth bringing something up in the first place. But you’re also really tired of this behavior getting in the way of your ability to talk about your wants, needs, and opinions.
What can you do?
Focus on a proactive response with these three key points:
- I am a person with wants, needs and limits
- His perspective is valid, even if I disagree
- I am more committed to a win/win solution than I am to being right