For some couples, problems in communication are the toughest issues they face. The simple act of communication becomes a minefield, with couples either in full battle or treading on eggshells. Communication becomes a problem when what’s said or how it’s said, triggers our emotions in a negative way.
When you and your partner have an important issue to discuss which you feel may raise the emotional temperature, there are some simple strategies you can use to make the chance of success greater.
If you are speaking
If you are listening
Handled well, difficult conversations can be a positive experience. They can lead you to understand and appreciate each other’s point of view. We’re all different – celebrate that fact!