talking to

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Noun1.talking to - a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to"
rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval - an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
preaching, sermon - a moralistic rebuke; "your preaching is wasted on him"
curtain lecture - a private lecture to a husband by his wife
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Active listening is a good technique, but how and when you use it needs to vary if you do not want to further alienate the person you are talking to.

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