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Does anyone have a practical example of the dialogue technique?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Pilot in pain, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Pilot in pain

    Pilot in pain Peer Supporter

    I am not entirely sure I understand or get what I am supposed to be saying. Is it a point counter point sort of thing or am I supposed to ask a question and then answer it myself. Just not really clear what I am supposed to be doing, arguing with myself or answering my own questions! hehe
  2. Walt Oleksy

    Walt Oleksy Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, pilot. Do whatever in a post. Ask a question and answer it yourself is fine. Others may reply with a different viewpoint.

    What's a "dialogue technique"? Getting relief from any pain by talking to someone about it?

    I talk to my dog all the time, telling her I have a problem or someone has pissed me off. She can't answer and I have to be
    careful she doesn't think I'm mad at her about anything.

    I also talk to myself, although I don't get an answer.
    I talk to my computer a lot, chewing it out for not working as fast or well as I want.

    It's like playing tennis with yourself. It's the next best thing to talking something out with a person.

    A neighbor once told me when I first moved next door: "Don't tell me your problems and I won't tell you mine."
    I think that works with neighbors, but not necessarily with everyone.
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