Chinese proverb "Loose lips sink ships" is a common expression describing the damage that's often done when we speak carelessly. The tongue has the power to build or destroy a relationship.
In fact, divorce stats show that poor communication skill is the number one reason marriages end. Bad habits in how we speak to loved ones are hard to break when there's no awareness created, or accountability taken, for this common problem.
Licensed Mental Health Therapist Nneka J Owens, stopped by Broadcast House to give 7 Action News viewers tips on how to improve their communication skills.
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