"I" Statements

When a person feels that they are being blamed - whether that is rightly or wrongly - it is common that they respond with defensiveness. “I” statements are a simple way of speaking that will help you avoid this trap. By reducing feelings of blame, a good “I” statement takes responsibility for one’s own feelings, while tactfully describing a problem.

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Resource inspired and adapted from TherapistAid.com

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