For those that want a better relationship, communication is a focal point that needs attention.
Here are 3 Communication Tips To Enrich Your Relationship
Listen To Understand
I've heard so many people, now that we are in the holidays interrupt and speak what THEY wanted to get across instead of just listening to get understanding.
We have to remember that when we are communicating its a two-way street and if you're not allowing the other person to do his/her fair share of talking or listening, then you're not communicating. Instead, this is a type of communication that goes against every fiber of great communication. In the IT world, we would call that a DDoS attack. Translated this stands for Denial of service attack or the ping of death.
The point of this type of communication is to overwhelm and cause harm to the listening party.
When you allow the other party to respond and you're listening to understand, you make them feel worthy, appreciated and more willing to talk to you again in the same manner.
In the podcast, we mention Episode #2; where we talk about building each other up.
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger
There's a bible verse that backs this one up.
25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. 26 ?In your anger do not sin?[a]: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold.Ephesians 4:25-27
So why would we want to avoid anger before we go to sleep?
One train of thought is that when we are sleeping, our subconscious mind is not sleeping. In fact, our subconscious mind never sleeps.
if we are to be vigilant about improving our lives and relationships, we need to be thinking on things that are good.
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.Phillipians 4:8
Talk To Each Other During The Day
Many times we get wrapped up in our day and forget that we have a partner working hard as well to bring in the finances we need to live and enjoy our lives.
What would it mean to your spouse if you were to just send a simple text to them?
Do you ever think to call on a break or at lunchtime?
Now, these are just a couple of simple little things that can really turn around a day for your spouse. Use your imagination and be creative on how you can improve your partner's day.
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