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Between The Lines

Join thousands of readers exploring articles about civil discourse, productive communication and challenging situations.

Higher Power: Our Editor Talks About Religion

Oy vey. Let’s play nice. Sometimes when I tell people I grew up Catholic, I can see that they’ll probably never want...

Speak Your Mind and Be Heard

Why saying what you need to say is so hard, and how you can overcome fears and gain the skills you need to share...

Hi and Goodbye: 4 Ways to End a Conversation

How to skillfully walk away from an in-person or digital conversation with anyone (friends, family, co-workers or...

Stability and Change: A Balancing Act

How to balance change and stability to support personal growth without getting trapped in the echo chamber.

Getting a Difficult Conversation Back on Track

Tips and guidelines to use when a conversation goes wrong.

Civil Discourse and the Importance of Self Reflection

How understanding yourself can make you better at handling difficult conversations, online and offline.

Closeness: Navigating the Fine Line

What closeness means, the benefits of close relationships and how to cultivate closeness without being trapped in an...

Bread & Butter: Our Editor Talks About Food

Sit on down. Let’s dish.

Soft Skills for Effective, Quality, Everyday Discourse

Difficult conversations occur every day, but they aren’t always as effective as you hope.