Now you try some. Write Yes if this demonstrates good communication (even if it doesn’t relate personally to you). Write No if it shows poor communication, or blames others for the writer’s feelings.

1. I feel happy __________
2. You make me happy ___________
3. The kids upset me __________________
4. I feel upset with the kids ______________
5. Joe pisses me off ____________
6. I feel pissed off with Joe _________
7. I feel upset because of the dog _________
8. That dog upsets me ___________

Your answers should be 1Yes 2No 3No 4Yes 5No 6Yes 7Yes 8No. Do you understand why? If not, re-read the directions or discuss this with your counselor.



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