Can you Communicate Better in a Relationship?
Can you Communicate Better in a Relationship? Do you have any problem related to communication with your family members, friends especially with your partner? In general, the root cause of most of the problems and issues in a relationship is the misunderstandings created due to lack of communication. Often, we convey the wrong or incomplete messages to our partners due to our poor communication skill and also the inability of our partners to comprehend the messages. That’s why, it’s the urgent need of people to learn to communicate better with others and minimize the conflicts and misunderstandings in life.
Why should We Communicate Better in a Relationship?
Because poor communication skill only damages our relationship with others by creating confusions, doubts, misunderstandings and conflicts. Especially to deal with our partners we are often impatient and not empathetic and that’s why we rarely try to comprehend the messages conveyed to us by our partners. We are also not the good listener at all and without active listening the cycle of communication is not completed. Thus, our poor communication often acts as the barriers to establish a good relationship. So, we should learn to communicate better in a relationship to make it the stronger one.
Ways to Communicate Better in a Relationship
Actually, the ways for better communication with someone depends on situation or context, your mindset and experiences and obviously with the type of the people i.e. the personality of the person. But some ways are the eternal to help you to maintain the better communication with your family, friends and partners and those ways are stated below.
Be a Good Listener
You should be a good listener to communicate with people, we should learn to listen actively to others by comprehending all verbal and also the non-verbal messages sent by them and then providing the feedback to them. If you listen to your partner or friend carefully, there will be very less chance of misunderstandings. You can also request to your people to listen to you attentively to know about your issue and concerns.
You should be respectful to your partner whether you are in conflict with him\her or not- whether you are in good mood or not. If you are respectful to him/her, you can convey your message nicely and also can comprehend his\her message. At least there will be not unpleasant situation which may make your process of communication far better to understand.
Never Stop ‘Talking’
You should never stop to talk with your people- your partner or friend. Yes, you may take a short break for some minutes but never stop talking for a long time. Because it always makes your relationship far and far worser as both you and your partner will not be able to feel or comprehend your views, concerns and issues. Talking with each other always find out a way to resolve conflicts or to express yourself more towards your people. To stop talking with your partner is actually the silent punishment\treatment given to him\her and it will surely affect your relationship.
Understand the Feelings
If you really want to communicate better in a relationship, you should understand the feelings of your partner or friend and also you need to feel your feelings. Sometimes people cannot express too much through words or gestures but feel too genuine feelings for you. Here you need to believe in your ‘gut feelings’ associated with your conscience.
Keep your ‘Ego’ Aside
You need to keep your ‘Ego’ aside if you really value your relationship and try to communicate better in a relationship. Because ego always block our vision to see in between lines and make us self-centered. Then it’s quite tough to lead a genuine communication and build a health relationship with people.
Don’t be Ashamed to Take First Step
To communicate better in a relationship, you may need to take first step to sort out your issues and conflicts if your partner is not so vocal or confused. Then don’t take this step as a matter of being ashamed or inferior because this is actually not a thing of being ashamed but a thing of better communicator in a relationship.
Don’t Compromise your Self-Respect
Yes, you should never compromise with your self-esteem or self-respect only to make things better in a relationship. True communication never begs for self-respect or makes you to feel inferior, it always works to make a safe space to exchange each other’s views and ideas.
Words from Wingsofwishes.in
Miscommunication is the main reason for break ups in relationships, for problems in friendships and also for emotional breakdown of the self. That’s why it is needed to communicate better in a relationship and make your bond stronger with your own people. Here I want to suggest you that don’t believe any third person to do communication on behalf of you with your partner or friend- try your level best to communicate directly with your people and wipe out all the misunderstandings between you and him\her.
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