The key to a good relationship is communication. We've heard and read this sage advice in numerous books and in talks by many experts. Marriage and relationship failings are often blamed on poor communication.
The truth is, many couples do communicate, but their communication is like two warring nations. They slam doors, scream insults, create walls of silence, and shoot damning glances at each other.
When you argue, do you bring up the past and attack your partner?
Does your language push his sensitive emotional buttons, sending him reeling into defensive behavior?
Sometimes it feels like men and women are two distinct species speaking two different languages. Have you ever had the experience where you and your partner are arguing about a situation and you both have radically different interpretations of what started the disagreement? You wonder if you were even in the same room with this person!
Good communication can significantly strengthen relationships. As partners learn more about how each other thinks and feels, they can deepen the love bond between them. Remember, the intention is to exchange ideas and foster understanding. When that is accomplished, communication becomes an invaluable relationship-building skill.
I've packed nearly two decades of successfully tried and true information into this effective yet simple to understand book about effective couples communication...