Managing Couple Communication (VIDEO & TIPS)
Good communication is critical to a successful relationship. Done well, it can make us feel loved, heard and understood. But sometimes we find we’re not really listening to each other, discussions go off track, or end up somewhere painful or unproductive. Good communication is a skill and takes practice.
This video below, featuring Relationships Australia NSW specialists Megan Solomon and Kerrie James, offers tips to set the right context for a successful conversation. Discover new and effective ways of communicating, and how to prepare for a good conversation and to start one.
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When is it time to seek professional help?
It is a good time to see a couple counsellor when:
- You can no longer drag yourselves out of negative spirals of conflict and long silences and feel that the usual ways you could reach your partner are not working anymore.
- The communication isn’t getting anywhere, you are not able to progress an issue and are repeating the same discussions with no solutions.
- You are starting to feel lonely and distant within the relationship, where the other person doesn’t seem as committed to moving closer, and you are having trouble finding your way back to each other.
If you would like support to work on your conflict/communication/closeness, contact RANSW on 1300 364 277 to make an appointment.