In honor of Valentine's Day: How to express negative feelings to our loved ones in ways that open rather than shut down communication.
Nonviolent communication, or NVC, is a method of communicating which was pioneered by Marshall Rosenberg, who founded the Center For Nonviolent Communication. (This video was produced by Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (@BayNVC on Twitter).)
The concepts of NVC are easy to grasp, and I encourage everyone to become familiar with them. For me personally, putting the concepts of communication into practice is the larger challenge. It requires that we abandon old, negative ways of relating and that we adopt new ways of communicating that are more positive.
If you want to learn more, I highly recommend the book, Nonviolent Communication, which can be purchased from Amazon.com through the link below.