Communication Tips for Couples

Difficulty communicating is one of the most common reasons couples seek therapy. All relationships experience conflict, but how you and your partner fight can have a significant impact on the quality of your relationship. Effective communication can move couples from familiar patterns of arguing, to a place of being heard and feeling understood. Improving communication can also create a healthy foundation from which to navigate difficult situations or work on fixing deeper issues. To improve communication in your relationship, try the following: 1. Listen to your partner During an argument, it can be easy to take the familiar position of trying to convince your partner why you are right, and they are wrong. This may also include interrupting, talking over… read more →