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Letter-Writing Advice: When You Should Not Send A Letter Or Email

Advice About Writing–And Not Writing–Letters And Emails by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Whatyousay.com advises you never to send a letter or email when *…you’re angry. You will certainly regret it later if you do. Oh, I know the feeling.  You’re outraged, … Continue reading

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Advice About What You Say To Someone Who’s Grieving

What You Say–And Don’t Say–When Somebody Tells You Their Troubles by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Be careful what you say to people who are going through a really rough time.  They may have lost their job, or are getting divorced, or … Continue reading

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How To Write a Note of Condolence

What You Say To Someone Who’s Bereaved by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Sometimes less is more, and that certainly can be true when you express sympathy to someone who’s just lost a loved one. I know I felt that way when … Continue reading

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Writing Tip: Never Ask Your Reader to Stop Reading

Advice for Writers of Articles and Books–Never Say… Whatyousay.com has found a useful writing tip in a book by Tim Morrison entitled “Basic Writing Tips for Emerging Writers.” Phillips recommends that you never say anything in a book or article … Continue reading

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Never Say: A Customer-Service No-No

What You Say And Don’t Say To A Customer Near Closing Time by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. The other evening I needed to pick up a prescription, so I called to find out when the pharmacy closed. I was told,  “We … Continue reading

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The Letter of Condolence: Never Say…

What You Say and Don’t Say When You Write A Letter of Condolence by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. The following statements should never be used when you write a note or letter of condolence. Ditto for what you say when you … Continue reading

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Positive Parenting

Parenting:  “7 ways to make sure what you say won’t damage your child” by Jean Guarino We found a fine article about positive parenting written by Jean Guarino in the Sun-Times entitled “7 ways to make sure what you say … Continue reading

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How To Argue: What Not To Say

How To Argue: Never Say… By Bob English When attempting to reconcile in an argument (or disagreement), never say, “I understand what you’re saying, BUT…”. This negates everything that the other speaker has just said, and continues the argument on the … Continue reading

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