Video Samples: Couples Communicating

Couples Arguing

Communication Danger Sign: Invalidation - Lee & Jessica

Communication Danger Sign: Invalidation - Lee & Jessica

Invalidation is overtly expressed here when Lee claims that "nothing you're doing is working" as he talks with Jessica about disciplining the kids.


Key PREP Concepts: Communication Danger Signs, Invalidation


Couple Arguing about Following Rules of the Road

Couple Arguing about Following Rules of the Road

David & Jeanna struggle to find a respectful way to talk to one another and discover that the issues go beyond following the rules of the road. This couple expresses a common struggle with how to talk about the Hidden Issues that impact our daily lives.

Key PREP Concepts: Communication Danger Signs, Hidden Issues, Emotional Safety


Couple Arguing about Laundry

Couple Arguing about Laundry

Equal contribution toward household chores is another common conflict topic. Jay and Leola not only disagree about who is contributing to the problem, but also dismissing each other's point of view which helps to create more tension.


Key PREP Concepts: Communication Danger Signs, Problem Solving, Expectations


Couple Arguing about Personal Space

Couple Arguing about Personal Space

It's not uncommon for people to focus more on being heard than on hearing one another, as we see with James and Ladios in this clip discussing her need for more personal space.



Key PREP Concepts: Communication Danger Signs, Hidden Issues


Animated Arguing

Communication Danger Sign: Escalation

Communication Danger Sign: Escalation

Loren & Dee provide an excellent example of how quickly a conversation can spin beyond control, often ending with a more serious topic that is well beyond where the conversation began— all common indicators of Escalation.


Key PREP Concepts: Communication Danger Signs, Escalation


The Laundry Soap Couple Animation

The Laundry Soap Couple Animation

David & Jill discuss their ongoing issue with laundry soap and show us how upsetting even the simplest of conversations can make us and how quickly the conversation can become toxic, fueled by much bigger Issues.

Key PREP Concepts: Communication Danger Signs; Invalidation; Events, Issues & Hidden Issues model; Spinning Your Wheels (sign of Hidden Issue)


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