If you feel like you are having communication issues in your relationship, or if your communication could be better, consider making small, everyday changes in your communication patterns. Sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest difference. In some cases, communication problems are indicative of other bigger problems in your relationship, which can require professional help to address or a more concerted effort to fix. But other times, doing little things on a day to day basis can do wonders for improving your relationship communication. Prioritizing communication in your everyday life, and paying attention to small things that can improve your communication will help your relationship thrive.
Leave your phone outside your bedroom
This habit doesn’t just improve your mental health and wellbeing – it dramatically improves your communication as well… in addition to other things, like your sex life!
Increase physical touch
Communication is about a lot more than just the verbal – it’s about nonverbal communication as well. Touching your partner in support, leaning in, and making eye contact are all critically important to good communication.
Feeling as if you are being taken for granted is one of the most common complaints in unhealthy couples. Combat that by sprinkling words of support and encouragement in your daily conversations.
Ask open-ended questions
Instead of framing questions to your partner that illicit a single-word response (ex: “How was your day today?” “Fine”), try opening the door to deeper conversations through open-ended questions (ex: “What was the best thing that happened to you today?” “What was your highlight?”).
Check-in throughout the day
Staying connected throughout the day through quick texts, emojis, and ‘thinking of you’ messages means you feel closer and happier on a daily basis. Worth the investment!
Know your love languages
Finding out your partner’s love language (and confirming your own) is one of the easiest ways to streamline productive conversations. Most of us tend to show our partners our own love languages, not their own, which causes issues and can lead to resentment.
Good communication cannot happen without good listening. It’s the cornerstone of closeness. Invest in your active listening skills as much as you do any other facet of your relationship.
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