Staying present in conversations
Try to stay present when in a conversation. We all have different filters, made up of all of our past experiences. So even though we're speaking the same language, miscommunication happens a lot.
If you hear something and reply three steps ahead in your mind, that may not have been what they were saying or where they were going in conversation at all.
Or if you say something and their reply doesn't at all seem to fit, this may be what happened.
Stay present in the conversation and move together in the same direction otherwise things can become frustrating as they've misfired in a dozen different directions and neither of you are sure what you're even talking about anymore.
This happens a lot in emotionally charged conversations which is actually where it's most important to stay on the same page in order for peaceful resolutions to occur.