WHAT I WISH YOU KNEW CONVERSATIONS
What I Wish You Knew CONVERSATIONS is a resource to help people communicate, to spend more time talking with people, not about people. A variety of issues are presented to help initiate discussions so that opportunities to share don't turn into quesions that are answered in monosyllables like this,
"How are you doing?" "OK" "Good"
"How was your day?" "Fine". "Great".
Let’s Talk consists of deceptively simple "starters" that are meant to initiate real dialogue. Discussing talking points that are presented in Conversation Starters , Page from a Diary or The News, can be an easy and effective way to begin. Frequent short conversations about topics that are brought up by other people's problems can give us experinece just talking together, and make it easier to begin to share our own thoughts about our own issues.
Choose a topic that interests you, Ask someone, "What do you think of this?" and listen as if you were talking about an image on a Rorschach test. The goal is not to have the same opinion, but to simply develop the habit of communicating with one another.
Talking about these things often makes it easier to share what is going on on our own lives, especially during challenging times.