“Let communication be the seed that you water with honesty and love. So that it may produce a happy, fulfilling, and successful relationship.”
We should fuel positivity, peace, and love into our loved ones, especially to our partners. Stephan Labossiere quoted it beautifully, couples will experience arguments and disagreements, but how you approach the situation will set it apart from being toxic or unhealthy. Talking through the uncomfortable is how we grow as individuals and as a couple. Creating a safe environment where you both can speak on your feelings through the smallest to the most painful of topics sets the tone for you both to be open to conversation.
The following communication tips can help manage conflict in your relationship:
- Always listen to your partner, do not listen just to answer.
- Avoid using hurtful language.
- Listen actively.
- Use “I” statements rather than “You” statements to avoid making your partner feel attacked.
- Speak to each other with respect and love.
- Validate each other’s feelings.
Communication is key in a relationship to build a stronger and healthier bond for it to flourish and thrive. We all want to feel heard, not talked down or belittled. In a world that is already so cruel and harsh, be each other’s peace. Remember it is not you versus your partner, it is both of you versus the problem.
“Speak from your heart to his heart instead of from your mind to his mind.”
– Rori Raye
Written by Rachel Gonzalez