“Be merciful with yourself,” says family lawyer Genet Johnson. In this episode of the Working Moms podcast, Genet is talking about effective communication in a family law case - and how setting goals for the important conversations you have about your case can help you get the best outcome.
Genet reveals some of the lessons she’s learned from her time as a family lawyer, which she shares in this episode. Her top tip? Make a plan about what you want to get out of your conversation, and slow down. As she says, “When our hearts are beating fast and we’re agitated, it’s very easy to say things we don’t mean.” This is especially important when communicating with your loved ones, who are probably also dealing with strong emotions during this time.
Genet’s actionable insights about communicating during a family law case are valuable for any difficult or emotional conversation. You’re going to want to listen in!
- “If this comes up again, will I be able to stand by that? Can I defend that? And if you’re not sure, that’s an internal conversation that should continue before you say something that you might regret.” (12:02-12:17)
- “When our hearts are beating fast and we’re agitated, it’s very easy to say things we don’t mean.”
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