Communicating Your Feelings

Updated: May 2, 2019

Man and Woman on a Bench Talking
Photo by Alex Holyoake

Communicating feelings can be one of the hardest things to do.

Sometimes how we feel is hard to put in words.

The best way to communicate feelings is you use this classic starter:

"I feel _____ when (you, she, he, they, it(s) or I."

Using this clear statement does the following:

  1. Makes you accountable for your feelings.

  2. Makes you get clarity on the emotion you are feeling: (is it sad, angry, frustrated, confused etc.?)

  3. Gets the root of your emotion (why do I feel this way?)