3's a Crowd on Hello Freedom with Terri Cole

3's a Crowd on Hello Freedom with Terri ColeToday I’m talking about triangulation! What is triangulation you ask? This crazy kind of communication is when you have a problem with person A, but you talk about it to person B, and expect person B to go to talk to person A! It’s confusing, I know.

If you want to up your communication game, have healthier relationships, it’s time to cut triangulation out of your life! Listen to today’s episode to learn more about triangulation, what environments it’s common in, and what you can do to stop it.

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“Triangulation is toxic, it’s not a good problem-solving method.” – Terri Cole

Show Notes:

  • Why is it called triangulation
  • Why triangulation happens a lot in family systems
  • What makes triangulation unhealthy
  • Is your first instinct when you have a problem with someone to talk to someone other than that person?
  • Why you shouldn’t join
  • Why you should request people to talk to you directly
  • Why you should avoid passive aggressive behavior

“A lot of times we tell another person because we want it to get back to the original person, but we just don’t have the courage to say it directly to their face.” – Terri Cole

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“Passive aggressive behavior doesn’t work, it’s unhealthy, and it keeps you stuck in a cycle of behavior that doesn’t give you the satisfaction you want.” – Terri Cole

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