Communication has always been a vital part of any relationship, whether it is romantic or not. You need to be able to communicate better – share your thoughts and feelings in a way that’s open and healthy. Most of the time, however, in our romantic relationships, we forget how to do this.
Surprisingly Simple Ways To Communicate Better
Contrary to what you may be thinking, communication doesn’t just involve talking. It involves plenty of other factors like listening and body language. So, talking about how you feel all the time may not be so effective. To communicate better and more effectively, try these practical steps:
1. Do not disregard small talk.
Talking about insignificant things may seem trivial, but they actually help bridge the connection between you and your loved one. Besides, if you feel like the communication in your relationship needs a bit of work, it’s good to start small. Condition your mind to talk about trivial things so it’s easier for, both, you and your partner to talk about bigger things in the future.
2. Do not hog the conversation. Listen and ask questions.
As mentioned, it’s not all about you. Talking about yourself all the time doesn’t make you a great communicator. You also have to listen and to ask questions about how your partner’s day went or how your partner may be feeling right now.
3. Share insignificant moments.
Do you and your partner love that your dog always rolls over as soon as you come close? Then talk about it. Small talk can be great, but you can intensify or upgrade the experience by talking and sharing your small experiences. Another example could be the topic of your children. You can share cute moments that you’ve had with the kids. Just remember not to bring up any topic that can start an argument. Focus just on the positive moments.
Take Small Steps
These tips are pretty simple to do. They won’t get you instant results but as long as you practice them consistently, you’ll establish or re-establish that close bond you have with your significant other. For more tips on improving relationships, read the rest of the posts on our blog.