How to Start a Conversation

What we have found through research, specifically from the Gottman Institute, is that the first three minutes of a conversation, predicts how the conversation is going to go, and how it’s going to end. Alyssa Doberstein, MS, LMFT a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in couples & sex therapy and owner of Relational and Sexual Health Initiative, discusses the difference between what is referred to as a harsh startup and a soft startup.

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