It’s no secret that some couples experience the most common communication problems. When two people first start dating, there won’t be any because they are focused on each other and how happy they are. But, as time passes, and as the honeymoon phase fades away, problems with communication and connecting start emerging.
A Way Out Of The Most Common Communication Problems
Here’s what most couples don’t realize: the most common communication problems can be solved with simple solutions. This problem will be present no matter how in sync a couple may be, but their emergence doesn’t mean that the relationship is doomed. Here’s what couples should do:
1. Don’t Make It Personal
It’s so easy to just start attacking your partner’s person-hood. You talk about the person’s short coming that are totally not related to the issue. For example, let’s say that your partner forgot to wash the dishes. You can simply say that you’re tired and hurt that he or she did not wash the dishes. But, you should never say that your partner is irresponsible. Be specific with your criticisms.
2. Display Trust
How can you display trust in your relationship? Well, there are a number of ways. One is by giving your partner a benefit of a doubt. If your partner comes to you with his or her problem, listen with an open mind and an open heart.
3. Allow Each Other To Feel Heard
It’s so frustrating for a person if he or she feels that no one is listening. But, if you tell your partner outright that you understand or if you respond appropriately, they’ll feel supported. They will also feel supported. From there, make sure that you display your curiosity. Find out how your partner feels in a deeper sense.
Try Out These Solutions To Common Communication Problems
Start with these tips slowly. Be mindful about what you say and how you say it. Go for the positive and always bear in mind that the goal is to mend the relationship. For more tips about improving your relationship, read other posts on the blog.