How we speak is so powerful.
I watched a great TED talk on NonViolent Communication (NVC) and was impressed with the simplicity and power behind the ideas. That listening with empathy, being vulnerable and honest can actually help you get your needs met. Sounds scary (the vulnerable and honest part anyway). I'm going to give it a go anyway. I know you can't "fix" all communication in relationships on your own, but it's gotta start somewhere, eh?