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Ways To Improve Communication In A Relationship
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Ways to Improve Communication In A Relationship

There are several ways to improve communication in a relationship. If you are struggling to see eye to eye more often than usual then perhaps it is time to work on your communication. You've probably heard before that communication is everything in a relationship. It is the one area in which we could all use a little improvement. Here are several ways to improve communication in a relationship.

When you are arguing or disagreeing on something try to figure out the real reason why you are arguing. Most of the time there is an underlying reason that doesn't surface and ends up confusing both parties in the argument. Stay on topic by using statements like 'I feel' When you use 'I feel' statements then you will have to tell the other person about your feelings and you will be able to stay on topic and figure out what the underlying issue of the argument is.

Don't point fingers. Do not blame, point fingers or call each other names in the heat of the moment. Offending each other will only drive you further away from a solution and each other. Also try to keep your walls down. It's easy to get into defense mode and a lot of us don't even know we are shutting off and have stopped listening. Keep an open mind. If your argument gets too intense and you are no longer able to listen then give each other 5 minutes to cool off and continue the conversation when you are both calm.

Communication is extremely important, verbal and non verbal. If your partner doesn't know how you feel, they won't be able to help you. Your partner is with you because they are your team mate. Ask them for help and respect their advice. You are both supposed to be there for one another and support each other. Don't knock your partner down and don't think that they are trying to knock you down.

Our words can have different meanings to different people so it is very important that we make sure the other person understands what we mean. A lot of the times we think we are saying something clearly but the other person is not understanding it clearly. Work together on your communication in your relationship and remember to stay open and remember to put yourself in your partners shoes when a disagreement happens. There are 2 sides to everything but there are also many feelings involved and a solution to be discovered.


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I agree with Jane John...If your wrong own up!

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  about 5 years ago
Jane John  

that is great advice. communication is the key, if you are wrong admit it, if you are right, keep quiet

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  about 5 years ago
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