Hey. We need to talk. Anyone else freak out when they hear those words? Maybe it's because usually on the other side of that tiny declaration is a serious conversation that might very well involve something you may have done wrong. Or didn't do enough of. Or forgot. Or unintentionally but insensitively ruined for all eternitty. In any case, conflict resolution is an essential part of life, so why is it still such a dreaded thing we gladly (and frequently) run away from? Whether it applies to family, friends, coworkers, or our romantic partners, figuring out to deal with our problems directly is a skill that must be constantly honed and practiced. In this episode of FOA, Minji sits down with her sparring partner, er, boyfriend, Kenji, to reflect on their ups & downs in learning how to resolve conflicts in their relationship & in others. They discuss communication styles, clashing personalities, taking responsibility, humor, and basic argument survival skills. We'll get through this, guys. Promise. Part one of a neverending series...
This week's guest:
- Kenji Tsukamoto
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Our theme song is "Yellow Ranger" by Awkwafina
This podcast is part of Potluck: An Asian American Podcast Collective
Produced by @marvinyueh