A few days ago, you may remember the challenge was to not say anything when your partner is venting. Now that you are getting better at not interrupting or fixing it and instead offering empathy and validation, you are ready to tackle a small issue. Please remember to choose something small to start with. If you bring up a topic that is too big or too emotionally charged, you may end up in an argument and grow discouraged in bringing up issues to be resolved. Here are a few things to remember for this conversation. Delicately bring up the issue and share your perspective in a short and concise manner. Then allow your partner to share their perspective. When both have shared their perspective, be sure to validate their perspective then discuss how you may be able to find some common ground that both feel comfortable with.