Don’t Be Frightened to Ask
You don’t do this purposefully but regularly expecting your partner to find out why your upset is irrational. If you’re upset or angry about something, don’t bottle it in. When you bottle bad feelings in, it will eventually blow up to be larger than it really is (thanks to how long you held it in).
If you see your better half feeling a little off or moody, don’t hesitate to ask them what is wrong. Many times they may not realize exactly what is wrong yet. When you ask them what’s wrong, give them time to consider it. Do not expect your other half to be a mind reader and don’t be frightened to express your feelings in a healthy and productive way either.
Turn Your Listening Ears On
One of the finest methods to be better at communicating with your other half is by listening them. When you hear your other half, you are showing them how much you care and respect them. It can be tough to totally hear what your spouse is saying when you are doing dishes or cooking dinner (or in general, multitasking).
That is the reason why it’s important for you to stop what you’re doing and just listen to what your other half is saying. Another good tip is rephrasing what you think they just told you. Many times people distort or misinterpret what their partner is trying to say so it’s best to rephrase what they said just to be sure you both are on the same page. This is a very effective communication method that can do wonders to your marriage.
Have Fun Together
Sharing a good chuckle with your other half can go a long way especially when life gets tricky. Life can be pretty stressful but if you and your partner share laughter together, it makes life so much better. Because life can get so intense occasionally many of us forget to laugh. Try and reconnect with your partner through friendly teasing and flirting. When you both are giggling together and having fun, you can remember why you love your spouse and see how truly fortunate you are to have them in your life. This also gives you a better point of view and state of mind on communicating efficiently.
Raise Your Knowledge on Effective Communication
We are not born with great communication talents. Good communication is something that is learned and if you know you expressing yourself is not going to be easy, look for help. Read books, blogs, forums and use self help resources to boost your knowledge and ability to communicate. You can do marriage retreats and special marriage communication workshops to help improve communication in your marriage.
There are lots of layers to the foundation in your marriage. If you can reinforce and boost your relationship, step 1 is to improve how you and your partner communicate in your marriage.