Communication can make or break a relationship. To absolutely improve the communication in your relationship.
Here are some suggestions to help you become a better communicator with your partner, You can’t control how he or she communicates, but you can serve as an example and an inspiration.
Speak your truth, as much as you are able, with clarity, love and gentleness. Probably the most important thing you can bring to your communication with your partner is honesty.
When you dodge the truth out of fear for how it will be received, you only build bigger walls in your relationship. If what you’re saying isn’t true, then nothing real is being shared.
When you communicate your truth from a place of love, you’re always reinforcing the strength of your connection with your partner, no matter the response. You have to be honest.
Conversations especially the deep ones rarely go smoothly and hardly ever go as planned. They twist and turn, a tangent here, an unexpected comment there.
Don’t be rigid when you’re talking with your partner. The more attached you are to how the conversation should play out, the more disappointed you’ll be by how it does.
Move with the dialogue, bend with it, be in the moment with what’s happening between the two of you. You can still share what it is you need to share, but you may end up having to do it differently than you’d planned. And that’s OK.
Have you ever struggled to express yourself? Labored over the perfect words? We all have. Nobody communicates perfectly.
It’s important to be patient with your partner as they work to express themselves. Don’t plan your responses before they’ve finished sharing their perspectives.
Listen to what they’re saying, with openness and patience.
It’s impossible to communicate with love and clarity when you’re filled with judgment. Find acceptance for your partner, no matter what’s going on , and engage from this place.
When we feel judged, we either get defensive or shut down, neither of which encourages open dialogue.
When we let our partners know we accept them, whether with words or energy, we invite them to reveal themselves in a more vulnerable and honest way.