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After intense discussions with her husband over politics, coupled with the unexpected passing of her mother, author Jen Dalton found herself trying to navigate some of life's most difficult conversations. She isn't alone. In fact, recent research shows one in four people have been putting off an uncomfortable conversation for at least six months, and one in ten people have been staying silent on an awkward issue for more than two years. In Listen: How to Embrace the Difficult Conversations Life Throws at You, Dalton shares intimate interviews and opens a window to conversations we may face in life. Her research breaks down how our brains are wired to make it difficult to have tough conversations, how avoiding conversations affects our everyday lives, and how we can improve our communication practices. This book will help answer the crucial questions that encompass conversations in life and work including: •What are the top reasons we avoid certain conversations? •Why do facts backfire in an argument?•What important actions can we take to stay civil in difficult conversations? •What can we do over family dinners when politics comes up? •How can we de-escalate an argument and protect the relationships that matter most?Listen is a guidebook to embracing difficult conversations that can improve relationships and change lives for good. There is no time like the present to take the time to speak to your family, friends, and co-workers and advance your relationships and ideas to the next level.