Are You Making These Communication Mistakes in Your Relationship?
Do you think to yourself, “We don’t know how to communicate“? Feel like you argue in circles, never resolving your differences? Sick of feeling unseen and unheard?
Good, healthy communication is a skill. It’s like a muscle that has to be toned through exercise. It requires intentional effort and practice and guess what? It’s something couples can learn how to do.
We’ve seen what poor communication can look like. A great example is the recent 2020 Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
No, they’re not an intimate couple. Yes, they were debating to win. But even by debate standards, this lacked civil discourse. How many times do discussions between you and your partner turn into heated arguments like theirs?
How often do you cut each other off, talk over each other, name call, or smirk at your partner’s comments? How many times do you create circular conversations that go nowhere?
In your intimate relationship, you will have differences of opinion. In fact, I hope that you do. That means that two unique personalities are visible. That’s a good thing.
But, how you navigate your differences matters.