Communicating calmly about cleaning up.
One way I tend to reduce conflict in my schizophrenic life is to "communicate to calm levels of interaction". My mother always seems to increase the stress or I do. In fact, in dealing with the authorities I also especially over a phone or now email increase the argumentative level to a heated conversation. In other words conversations often become arguments. In this situation of cleaning our apartment, I need to communicate clearly and calmly. Today I talked to my mother about getting her cleaning supplies. I also talked about ways to organize our CD's, DVD's and video's in the living room and also ways of moving my books and papers to the office room. The office should ideally also be a place where we can live and work. At present, I do most of my computing in the living room.
Posted by petert at July 9, 2006 12:18 PM