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Four Tips on How To Communicate Effectively With Your Partner

1.   Think about what you need and then make it concrete for your partner

“I need more intimacy” is not as clear as “I need you to tell me more about how you are feeling about me”

2. Avoid focusing on what they have done wrong.

3. Accent your requests in the positive makes things clearer for your partner.

‘I don’t want you to yell at me when you’re angry” is  not as clear as “let’s stay calm while we talk”.

4. Look for things that you appreciate about your partner and let them know that you appreciate them on a regular basis

Remembering to do “the little things” on a regular basis will set a strong foundation for communication between

you and your partner.   Simple things done consistently can be very powerful in helping you strengthen your relationship with

your partner.


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