Open and Honest Communication
- Talk and connect every day
- Practice listening with the intent to understand
- Work at understanding their partner’s world
- Show respect rather than contempt
- Assume their partner has a legitimate point of view
- Ask themselves, “Do you want to be right, or do you want to happy?”
Everyday Demonstration of Caring Behaviors
Find out their partner’s “love language” and which of the following he/she needs to feel loved, then practice doing them.
- Words of affirmation
- Spending quality time
- Doing acts of service
- Giving physical touch
- Giving gifts
Ask their partner:
“What is one thing I could do differently that would make the biggest difference to you?”
Tell their partner:
“Something that would make me happy is…”
I just had a wonderful confersation with my husband. We talked about things we have never talked about before . I believe we came to understand eachother better. and I clicked you on by accident. I was actually downloading your picture of birds in the sunset when I got your web sight and decidedto click onto this subject. thank-you I feel so much closer to my husband then I have in months.possible years.
Thank you for taking the time to share this with me. It makes me happy to know you now feel closer. Intimate communication is wonderful, isn’t it! I have other inventories to stimulate conversation that I would be happy to share with you. Please let me know if you would be interested.
Enjoy the picture of the birds. They were taken by photographer Jerry Downs. If you like those images, you might want to check out jerrydownsphoto.com or follow his Facebook posts.
Thank you again for your lovely response.
I would love to read any thing else about comunicating with ones partner that you would care to share with mww. Thank-You.
I will be sending you some attachments via email. I love supporting healthy relationships. Thank you for being interested in enhancing yours.
I tried emailing you the attachments, but the message bounced back. It appears I don’t have your correct email address. If you would like me to send you more materials on couples communication, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a message through my Contact page so I have your correct address.
This is my correct e‑mail address. I am also on facebook if that helps. Are you on facebook? If you are how can I bring your page up?