In modern negotiations, there are silent agreements when no objections or explicit consents are expressed in negotiations where objections are possible. Tacit agreements do not necessarily have the weight necessary to determine class arbitration rights. If no one is ready and able to tackle the problems that bother them, silent chords can generate resentment and unhappiness, even in an otherwise amazing relationship. Inaccurate expectations can lead one person to feel hurt and misunderstood, while the other wonders what they could do wrong. A little honesty about how you feel when you pay for dinner all the time may be exactly what your relationship needs. It may be hard to find out that you`ve both operated in separate spheres, but it can lead to a relationship reset that we desperately need. « Fear is a formidable silencer that holds back a vulnerable commitment, the absence of which leads to deep and painful complications. The authors of Silent Agreements discover this widespread phenomenon with great clarity and offer a well-thought-out process that allows for sharing and healing based on truth. We recommend this book to anyone who has conversations in their head, which they keep to themselves. Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D., authors of Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples »The informative authors of Silent Agreements offer insights into how we can approach and resolve these tacitly difficult problems between us and others without fear. You will help illuminate new avenues of understanding and promote open communication in all your relationships. I recommended this very useful book to anyone who was committed to creating happy and healthy relationships. Katherine Woodward Thomas, New York Times bestspoken author of Conscious Uncoupling « What a compelling and revealing look at how we think they are rarely accepted and accepted by the people we want to understand the most, because of what is never said.
This wise book gives a deep voice to the inner silence that can stumble upon all of our relationships, whether with loved ones or partners in the workplace. A must for those who really want to be heard. Audrey Edwards, co-author of Children of the Dream: The Psychology of Black Success « We live in an era of ambiguity where misunderstandings and inaccuracy are epidemic. This is a time when people judge quickly and condemn just as quickly. Silent chords are a useful reminder that unverified certainty is almost always a mistake. But it`s first and foremost a book about clarity and how to get it. At a time when we are desperately trying to clarify the rules of approval, where many remain confused as to whether or not means no, Silent Agreements is extremely instructive. It is a contemporary and valuable contribution to our mutual understanding, not only of each other, but also of our collective self. For navigating through the often tacit assumptions that govern relationships between family members, friends, lovers, spouses and colleagues, this is the perfect guide. – Ellis Cose, author of The Rage of a Privileged Class and The End of Anger » Silent Chords: What a provocative idea! The authors clearly describe the type of silent agreements that can be problematic at home, at work, and at play, and give useful and easy-to-implement tips on how to identify and overcome those high expectations that might otherwise derail our relationships. Matt Bloom, Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame The only time, in the case of Stolt-Nielsen S.A. v. AnimalFeeds International Corp that the U.S.
Supreme Court has discussed in recent history of tacit agreements. The Tribunal found that tacit agreements between the parties do not necessarily allow for subsequent pooled arbitration, unless there is a contractual basis for such arbitration. . . .