Sometimes we say one thing and someone misconstrues our words. Miscommunications can create havoc in any relationship. Here’s what to do when that happens:
Revisit the conversation: Allow the person to explain why they were upset about what you said. This way, you won’t make the same mistake twice.
Clear it up: Explain that their interpretation was not what you meant.
Find a common bond: What do you both agree upon? Explore how you could avoid miscommunications in the future.
– Barbara Bent