"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

  • If you are in emotional distress, here are some resources for immediate help:

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline:
    Call 1-800-273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line:
    Text Home to 741-741
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