My boyfriend recently pointed out to me that I tend to respond with, "I know" in our general conversations. This got me thinking about a better way to communicate. It starts with recognizing when I am about to say, "I know" in response and replace it with, "You're right". It's kinder, less dismissive, and still true! The biggest challenge will be to actually stop myself fast enough from responding so quickly to change my language but half the battle is recognizing the bad behavior. It's small peanuts but it was a fun realization to come to. Maybe this is helpful to someone else.