If you ever find yourself at a loss for words in awkward social situations watch this segment. Here are some helpful phrases to add to your relationship repertoire!
|Â Sticky Social Situation||Â Example||Â Try Saying This|
|Â Youâ€™re asked to do something you donâ€™t want to do and itâ€™s hard to say â€œnoâ€.||Â An extended family member informs you that they are staying with you over Spring Break and you already have a full house.||Â â€œThatâ€™s just not going to work for me.â€Â|
|Â Youâ€™re feeling pressured to answer on the spot.||Â A friend asks you about your recent marital separation in the company of others.||Â â€œLet me get back with you on that .â€Â|
|Â Youâ€™re asked about someone elseâ€™s personal life||Â Your neighbor asks you about details of your best friendâ€™s financial problems.||Â â€œThatâ€™s a good question to ask her/him.â€Â|
|Â Youâ€™re in a heated debate or disagreement.||Â You and your spouse get in a no-win debate about whose fault that you were late for an important event.||Â â€œWe can think different things and still be friends.â€Â|
|Â Someone is expressing intense emotion about you directly to you.||Â Your toddler screams in the grocery store, â€œI hate you, mommy!â€||Â â€œWow! Youâ€™re really (feeling word) at me.â€Â|
|Â You want to make a difficult request of someone else.||Â Your mother-in-law frequently gives unsolicited parenting, cooking, weight loss advice and you want her to only give advice when you ask for it.||Â â€œIt would mean a lot to me if (your request).â€Â|