Relationships comprise of two people with different feelings, emotions, priorities, past experiences and expectations. This implies that conflicts are bound to occur.
What matters is the way couples deal with these conflicts. This is where good communication comes into play.
We at Blossom Hypnotherapy have outlined some ways in which couples can communicate more effectively. Read on:
Talk About Something You Both Love
Whether it is sports or movies, you might share some common interests and passions.
At the time when things are looking bleak, you might want to talk about something you both like.
This will bring about positive feelings and might bring you closer. Also, you can go out together and do stuff you like.
Share Your Experiences
As a couple, you might have experiences in common. For instance, you can joke about the friend you have in common or recount cute stories of your neighbor’s kid.
This small talk can put you both on the right track. It can also open doors for intimacy.
Learn to Really Listen
Being heard and understood is one of the main reasons why people seek relationships in the first place. For good communication, you should really listen to what your partner has to say.
One way to do this would be to engage in ‘active listening’. This means that you not only hear what the partner is saying, but also communicate with a smile or some words that you have really understood. Moreover, asking relevant questions can also be a sign of showing interest.
Pay Close Attention to nonverbal Cues
When communicating with your partner, make sure that you read their body language. From tone of voice to eye contact, you should carefully monitor these cues and respond accordingly.
Don’t try to Be Right All the Time
Relationships suffer a lot because of partners’ need to win arguments. Remember that sometimes, you might win an argument and prove your point, but that will not be good for the relationship.
Know when to stop arguing and back off. Also, when you have been proven to be right, it’s not a good idea to repeatedly remind the other partner of that.
As years go by, you might feel that the playfulness in your relationship is lacking. Using humor can be a good way to keep things moving. From recounting old jokes that you both used to laugh at to watching funny movies, there are many ways you can have fun together.
Using hypnosis, Rekha Shrivastava at Blossom Hypnosis gives couples hope. Over the years, she has helped many couples resolve conflicts and have healthy relationships.