Example 1: Relationship Problems and Clear Communication

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Transcript

[Senario 1]

Daughter speaking:

Mom, Felicia just called and she said that she has an extra ticket to the concert next week. Can I go with her and her boyfriend?

Mom speaking:

No, you can't.

Daughter speaking:

Why not? I'll be spending my own money and they can get me a ride right up there.

Mom speaking:

The answer is no. You know I don't like you hanging out with those older kids.

Daughter speaking:

What do you care who I spend my time with? You're busy all the time anyways and when you do have free time you're off with your boyfriend.

Mom speaking:

What Daniel and I do is our business. How dare you criticize my friend. Why those kids you hang out with are nothing but trash. Ddon't you have any self-respect?

[Senario 2]

Daughter speaking:

Mom. Hey she just called and she said that she's an extra ticket to the concert next week.

Can I go with her and her boyfriend?

Mom speaking:

No, I don't think so.

Daughter speaking:

Why not? I'll be spending my own money and they can give me a ride up there?

Mom speaking:

The answer is no. You know I have concerns about you and those older kids, and and all the drugs going around today.

Daughter speaking:

Why are you suddenly so concerned about what I do and who I spend my time with?

You spend all your time with your boyfriend.

Mom speaking:

I do care what you do Charisse. You're very important to me and although I can hear what you're saying, I don't like your tone of voice.

I know let's sit down together just you and I.

Let's plan something fun we can do together. It's been a long time since we've done something like that.