Saturday, December 11, 2010

I Value Communication



Here some tips that could help communication gap in a relationship. Hope this can help you.

1. Practice attentive listening. – giving your partner your full attention. Encourage them with your eyes, explain the problem, with providing what you assume you have heard, summarizing and paraphrasing what they have said and say: Did I understand you exactly?

2.Be at rest, end all other activities. – Do not do something while talking to each other. Stop and have an eye contact. It seems easy and it is very powerful.

3.Honesty – ask yourself whether it is a time for you to be truly present for your partner, when he or she wants to talk to you. If you can’t give them your complete attention then say no. Say it with love and respect.

4.Listen with an empty cup. – even if you heard it a hundred times, listen as if you don’t know it, haven’t heard of it before.

5.Speak from the heart – Listen to your feelings before speaking.

6.Time for the truth – think whether the other person is ready to hear what you will tell them. If you think he’s not, then, leave it for now.

7.Leave the past behind – past is past. Value the present.

8.Make time – Do have quality time with each other. Make sure that you have an equal amount of time to spend with each other.

9.Learn more about communication – we are still learners. There are still a lot that we ought to know about communication.

10.Say Thank You – it is a gratitude that will enhance relationship. Saying Thank you means you value the time you spent with each other.
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