New I Messages

1. Please think of some situations in which you could have been more explicit in terms of stating your needs. Now that you are familiar with the use of ā€œIā€ statements what could you have said?

2. Think of one incident in which you could have used the three part I message.

1) Describe the behavior of concern 2) Describe the tangible effects of behavior 3) Clarify what needs to be done to rectify the situation.

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