You Never Listen to Me

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Words are a powerful instrument that will either build up or tear down a relationship. Better communication can strengthen relationships.

“You NEVER listen to me!”

Have you ever heard those words in your home? It’s the motto of relationship trouble asking for a solution.

Poor communication is a leading contributor to difficulties between couples. When communication, listening, understanding and acceptance are gone, it leaves a void filled with anger, distance and emptiness.

Better communication can strengthen relationships. Couples who know how to discuss money, intimacy, children, work and health issues, have a better chance at success than those who struggle.

Good communication does not require a doctorate in counseling! But it does necessitate a degree in patience, discernment and empathy. You have to understand this simple rule: “Make sure that what you say is actually what is heard.”

Being effective requires more effort than people are willing to give. It takes work to be a strong communicator. Making eye contact, listening closely, reflecting on what was said, and blocking out other thoughts requires your highest concentration.

You have the power to:

  • Express what’s in your heart without losing control.
  • Speak without being controlled by your spouse’s response or lack of response.
  • Clarify what your spouse says in response, without getting side tracked.
  • Forgive inconsiderate words.

You will find words are a powerful instrument that will either build up or tear down a relationship. Create beautiful portraits of love, affection and understanding for your spouse.

 

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