Misunderstandings can cause big problems!
It’s been long established that relationships are built on good communication habits. Communication is very important in a romance because it’s only through constantly conversing and opening up to one another wherein two people can really build on the bond that they have with one another. And it’s fairly often that the killer in an otherwise perfectly healthy and happy relationship is miscommunication and misunderstanding. One thing can be said and can be perceived in a totally different manner, and this can often lead to unnecessary conflict that can potentially destroy the intimacy and affection in a relationship.
So you must always make it a point to practice good communication habits with your romantic partner. The both of you must always be making constant efforts to be open and honest with one another. You must always make it a point to always share whatever is on your mind or in your heart. And at the same time, you have to give your partner the kind of space and freedom that they need to express themselves as well. You need to be able to hear your partner out. You have to pay attention and you have to really listen to what they’re trying to tell you. Remember that communication is more than just saying whatever it is you want to say. It’s about the constant exchange of ideas and feelings. It’s about tapping into the heart of your partner and trying to see things from their perspective.
At the end of the day, we are all only human and we are still prone to mistakes every now and then. That’s okay. It’s normal. But in those moments of weakness, it’s very important for us to muster whatever strength we have to always act accordingly. Here are 7 things that you could keep in mind to avoid misunderstandings in a relationship:
1.tOne of the biggest problems in communication is thinking that it has already happened.
2.tDon’t get too caught up in just listening to another person for us to be able to make a reply. Listening isn’t about thinking about what you’re going to say next. Listening is really about trying to get yourself into the same place as your partner. It’s about putting yourself in your partner’s shoes so that you can understand one another better. Real communication is built on true curiosity not on one’s ability to reply.
3.tDon’t shut your ears out to the things that you’re not comfortable with hearing. Sometimes, in order for communication to be effective, you have to allow yourself to listen to the things that you don’t want to hear. You have to be able to listen to the things that make you uncomfortable and uneasy because these are the things that help you grow as an individual.
4.tYou can never really know what another person feels or thinks like until you can climb into their skin and see things from their perspective. You don’t know another person’s struggles. You don’t know another person’s deepest dreams and desires. It would be foolish for you to make haste and rash judgments about how a person is acting without knowing the whole story first. Always make it a point to read as much of the story as you can and cast your judgments to the side for the meantime.
5.tA lot of the time, all a person really needs is an ear that’s willing to listen. They don’t need your advice. They don’t want you to solve their problems for them. They just want you to listen and hear them out. They just want you to really feel what they’re feeling. They just need someone who is willing to empathize with them. They just want someone to hear them out and say that sucks. Empathy is incredibly therapeutic.
6.tIt would be foolish for you to jump into any assumptions or conclusions even when you don’t even have all the facts. In order for you to have full clarity, you need to be able to see the whole story. And the only way for you to really see things from a holistic point of view is if you make room for your partner to really talk to you about everything. You have to allow yourself to be receptive.
7.tWhen you take the time to actually listen, with humility, to what people have to say, it’s amazing what you can learn. Especially if the people who are doing the talking also happen to be the people you love.
So remember to never belittle the value of communication in a relationship. Never underestimate just how important it is to constantly maintain open lines of communication to further strengthen the love that you have for one another. It’s always essential for you to maintain openness and empath if you want to grow in love together.
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