Phones are great. And we love Netflix. But too much screen time can cause a lack of communication in marriage or communication problems in marriage.
One of the relationship problems is jealousy. Casual jealousy is what happens when you wonder who every text is from, or get jealous because you saw them laughing with someone.
It’s hard to listen to someone who is insulting you. Harsh words make it difficult to hear the real meaning behind the message. After all, most people go on the defensive if they feel accused.
Our partners can’t always know what we feel or what we want. And sometimes they just can’t put as much focus into the relationship as we like – life gets in the way from time to time.
Being honest about your feelings is the heart of good communication. It’s challenging to get a resolution or move forward with an issue if one of you isn’t being honest.
No one else is responsible for our thoughts and feelings. If you’re making your partner responsible for keeping you happy, your communication will become clouded by frustration and the weight of all those expectations.
Everyone has their love language. Know your partner’s love language well and it will work wonders for your relationship communication.
Keeping score, whether it is of the money spent, chores are done, or a list of past wrongs is toxic to any relationship.
Poor listening skills are the top cause of marriage communication problems. If one of you doesn’t feel heard of validated or doesn’t understand what the other is trying to get across,
Sometimes lack of communication in relationships comes down to not having enough empathy for the other person. It’s so easy to get caught up.