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How Talking Helps

There are many experiences in life that at times leave us emotionally overwhelmed. At these times we walk around feeling emotionally charged up and filled with tension. It is at these times when talking can help. Learn how talking about your life experiences can help you feel better, release tension and solve problems.

 
Benefits of Social Interactions

Having friends and outside interests can make a difference in living a longer and healthier life. Sharing with friends helps multiply the joys and divide the sorrows. Learn more about how to enrich your life with social interactions.

 

Talking About Your Feelings: Dos and Don’ts

Feelings can be difficult to control, but you can learn to manage them. One way to do so is to talk about them in a productive way. Here are some tips on how to productively express your feelings.

 

Friendly Feuds: How to Resolve Conflict Between Friends

Sometimes, it may seem easier to walk away from a friendship than address a serious conflict. But, working through such problems and making amends is vital to maintaining worthwhile friendships, both close and casual. Communication is the secret to a healthy, lasting friendship and the key to effective problem solving.

 
How Was Your Day? How to Get Your Kids to Talk to You

Getting kids to open up isn’t easy. But don’t throw your hands up just yet. You can communicate effectively with your children—no matter what their age—by learning some simple strategies to prompt conversation.

Learn more about the benefits of communication by clicking on the button titled “Talking Helps” in the upper right-hand side of the home page of Achieve Solutions.

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