Talk to Me! Listen to Me! by Carol McCormick
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When thoughts and feelings are expressed during deep levels of communication, true intimacy is established and attachments are formed that are virtually unbreakable. Today, we see more and more people interacting electronically rather than enjoying face-to-face or side-by-side conversations. As a result, rather than feeling more connected, people often feel more disconnected than ever.
TALK TO ME! LISTEN TO ME! is as a tool to help turn things around. Although this book is a short read, it will take days, to weeks, to possibly months to implement, since the latter questions take time to emerge, develop, and unfold. The more thought-provoking questions may also run into chats that last for hours, either because of the time it takes to reveal the answer, or because the answer may lead to even more questions and deeper discussions.
The questions can be chosen cafeteria style from the light and fun, to the more weighty and serious. They can be used during one-on-one situations or in groups such as classroom settings, college dorms, orientations, sorority and fraternity interviews, and even in corporate team-building meetings.
They may also be used as a quiz type game, or as an icebreaker at parties, or as a “get to know you” handbook while dating or making new friends. They can be worked through with a companion, a relative, or a spouse to deepen existing relationships. A couple may also choose a few of the more provocative questions to answer while on a weekend retreat.
TALK TO ME! LISTEN TO ME! is an excerpt from the full-length book, I’M HUNGRY! I’M BORED! This special edition contains the entire chapter, “Deepen Your Relationships,” with additional information and over fifty more questions than the original.
Genre: Nonfiction, Relationships