(adopted from a DBT technique created by Dr. Marsha Linehan)

DEARMAN is a communication skill designed to facilitate assertiveness and effective interpersonal interactions.

DEARMAN empowers individuals to navigate interpersonal interactions with confidence and effectiveness, promoting healthier relationships and personal growth. By practicing this skill, individuals can enhance their assertiveness, communication, and conflict resolution abilities within various social contexts.

Below is an example of using DEARMAN in communication between a couple:

Using DEARMAN above allows the couple to address their concerns with open and respectful commincation. This allows them to work together to prioritize their connection and strengthen their bond without criticism or judgment.

Below is an example of using DEARMAN in a work environment:

In this example, using the DEARMAN skill, the individual can directly communicates their needs while maintaining respect and mindfulness in the interaction.

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