jueves, 2 de junio de 2011

How to tell someone you are angry

From The Wall Street Journal comes this extraordinary article about an effective way to show those around us that we are not happy with them. The article comes complete with a video and a radio podcast.

These are the opening paragraphs:

Darling, can we talk?

"I know you didn't mean to upset me, but you did. I'd like to clear the air so we can quickly and maturely move on to enjoying our relationship again

Sound familiar? Of course not. In a culture where it's easy to fire off a snippy email or text, most of us have a hard time honestly expressing anger face to face. If someone upsets us, often we shout, stomp off, roll our eyes, refuse to speak to the person or complain to everyone else. Or we kid ourselves that we aren't upset and subconsciously fume—until one day we explode over the seemingly littlest thing.