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Is your relationship feeling the strain of unmet expectations and poor communication? Don’t worry. You’re not alone. Join Steve as he chats with Glenn Finch, a communication expert with over 20 years of experience teaching communication skills to couples in the military and around the world. Together, they explore the importance of strong communication skills for building resilient relationships, especially amidst the stress of combat and deployments.

Glenn shares his expertise in navigating unspoken expectations in relationships and reveals the four danger signs of communication that can lead to a crash: invalidation, escalation, withdrawal, and defensiveness. But fear not. He also provides effective techniques to help you and your partner overcome these pitfalls, including insights into the five love languages and how to create a safe and secure bond through attending communication workshops.

In this jam-packed episode, you’ll discover how to take a timeout from heated conversations and learn the importance of understanding and recognizing danger signs in communication. Plus, we discuss the value of commitment, being open and honest about our experiences, and understanding your partner’s love language.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Military Experience and Family Relationships
  • Unrealistic Expectations
  • Managing Expectations in Relationships
  • Avoiding Withdrawal in Communication
  • Avoiding Negative Interpretations
  • Using a Formal Timeout Protocol

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Supporting Resources:

Glenn Finch: Shareholder/Senior Practice Advisor

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Steve Riley

Certified Practice Advisor & Attorney

Steve Riley has coached attorneys for more than 20 years. His one-on-one coaching focuses on a limited number of top producing attorneys committed to taking their practices to new levels of excellence, profit, and personal success. He also presents at group coaching workshops around the country for individual law firms, state bar associations, and other legal organizations.

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