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Are You Singing The Broken Record Blues?

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Does the term Broken Record apply to your “discussions” with your partner? Do you find yourself repeating the same words and sentences when you talk to your partner? And, does your partner seem to be growing more and more deaf to your words?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, you are caught in what I call the Broken Record Phenomenon. This dysfunctional communication pattern is both a symptom and a cause of relationship distress.
"Summarizing Self" is the technical term for this common communication pattern in which partners take turns repeatedly stating their case. And the more they fall into self-summarizing and talking AT each other, rather than listen, the more they perpetuate the mutual feeling of not being heard. 
I'm also going to share with the story of a couple I treated who, with a little guidance from me, instantly broke free of a their own 30 year Broken Record routine.
Tune in to discover what causes this destructive pattern and how to break free before your relationship permanently breaks down!
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