If there is one area that every single couple can improve upon, it’s communication.
Almost every time we have something that we want to talk to our partners about, we enter into that conversation and set ourselves up for failure from the start.
When you show deep empathy towards others, their defensive energy goes down, and positive energy replaces it. That’s when you can get more creative in solving problems. — Stephen Covey
Where the Problems Begin
Here’s how we unknowingly screw it up:
We have something we want our partner to know so we begin from the perspective of what we want to say (ie: forced upon them), rather than setting the stage for a real conversation (ie: an exchange between two people who are listening to better understand one another).