Deborah Tannen Quotes

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Each person's life is lived as a series of conversations.

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Communication is a continual balancing act, juggling the conflicting needs for intimacy and independence.


Though all human beings need both intimacy and independence, women tend to focus on the first and men on the second.  It is as if their lifeblood ran in different directions.

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