Laura is prepping for some glamping. Zach hired an actor to play himself.

They go on to discuss Dan Wile’s 10 Rules of Good Communication from his book After the Honeymoon: How Conflict Can Improve your Relationship.

  • Communication Rule 1. Make “I” Statements not “You” Statements.
  • Communication Rule 2: Don’t Say “Always” or “Never”
  • Communication Rule 3: Don’t interrupt your partner
  • Communication Rule 4: Paraphrase what your partner just said
  • Communication Rule 5: Don’t Mind-Read
  • Communication Rule 6: Stick to One Complaint
  • Communication Rule 7: Don’t Dig Up Old Grievances
  • Communication Rule 8: Don’t Get Sidetracked Arguing Over Irrelevant Details
  • Communication Rule 9: Don’t Label, Name-Call, Use Sarcasm, or Threaten to End the Relationship
  • Communication Rule 10: Don’t Dump Out Stored-Up Complaints

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