Effective communication for couples can be difficult, especially if you don’t have good role models to learn from. In order to have good communication with your spouse, you must be willing to put your needs aside for the moment and focus on understanding your partner. Active listening means not thinking about what you’re going to say in response to the other and instead trying to really understand your spouse’s point of view. In order to have a healthy relationship, it’s so important to follow these four tips when communicating with your spouse:
Jill Barnett Kaufman, MSW, LCSW and Certified Parent Educator is an experienced clinician who helps clients discover new ways to resolve a variety of challenges and bring more happiness and peace into their lives.