I Statements

Used to confront a behavior without  placing blame on another. . Also used to recognize one’s  emotions. Another use is to state a point of view without requiring the other person to agree with the point of view. To use an “I” Statement, start a sentence with “I” and describe how you feel, without including what the other person did. This can be expanded to a writing exercise, with statements such as “I am most happy when…..”, “I feel lonely when…..”