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Dialoguing with a friend:

First, explain the OSCAR method to your friend, or just have him or her click on to the website. Second, ask your friend to take on the role of a listener who will reflect your thoughts, feelings and behaviors about your concern. The friend can help you in step three by brainstorming to come up with practical concepts to realize your ideals. In step four, you and your friend can role-play your plan. The friend can play you, and you can take the part of the other person in your concern. On the next go-around you can switch parts.