One of the easiest ways to kill a relationship is to let the communication quit flowing between you and your partner. Communication is one of the most important elements of a healthy relationship. However, dry periods will pop up in even the strongest relationships. When these times come you may feel like you just can not talk to your partner or they just are not listening. This is a bad cycle that can go on for a very long time if you do not try to do something to stop it. Here are a few tips that could help get the communication flowing again.
5. Write a Letter
In our fast paced lives of emails and text messaging, sometimes we are in such hurry we do not slow down to really make our selves heard. One of the best ways to get communication flowing is to show your partner that you are serious about communicating. Writing a letter to your partner shows them that you took the time to stop what you were doing and really communicate with them.
4. Address the Issue
Many couples are so scared of having a problem that they will refuse to admit that they have a problem. This is a terrible way to keep the bad cycle going. When there is a problem with communication, you must address is quickly and head on. Make sure that when you address the problem, though, you are not blaming the problem on your partner.
3. Drop Everything
Your partner may not be communicating with your because they feel like they are not really important. One of the best ways to show them they are important and to give the two of you a chance to communicate is to drop everything and spend some one on one time with them. You should drop everything in a way that your partner knows you are sacrificing for them. Like taking a day off work for the two of you to just play hooky and hang out together.
2. Get Romantic
After a while romance seems to lose its sizzle, but if you really want to get your partner’s attention, then bring the romance back. Candle lit dinners may seem cliché, but no one can resist this obvious display of romance. Turn off the cell phones and really focus on communicating.
Listening is one of the most important aspects of communication. Listening is what makes communication different from simply talking. If you make the effort to get your partner communicating then do not also forget to actually listen to what they are saying. Your partner may have things to say that you had never even considered. You may even learn that you are part of the problem in the lack of communication. Listen with an open mind.