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Old 03-16-2011, 12:42 PM
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Actually, writing emails is a really great way to make your feelings known, if you get embarrassed or bogged down with overwhelming emotions in face-to-face talks. As you get more comfortable with being open and honest, it will get easier to have real life conversations about difficult topics.

My gf's therapist often expresses amazement at the ability my gf and I have to address difficult topics, but then, I've been trained in non-violent communication, and had lots of practice in it, in my career, and in having raised 3 kids to adulthood with Gentle Parenting (mutual respect, responsive listening, etc).
Love withers under constraint; its very essence is liberty. It is compatible neither with envy, jealousy or fear. It is there most pure, perfect and unlimited when its votaries live in confidence, equality and unreserve. -- Shelley

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