What are the meanings behind your partner words? Many of us react to our partner words without stopping to think, what did they really mean?
Listening is one of the most critical parts of communication, but in personal relationships the emotions are usually high and we can react before we think and before you know it we have a war on our hands.
One of the biggest complaints I hear in relationships is he or she doesn’t understand me.
So when your partner is speaking with you next, take your time to listen to their words. Our natural response is to put our own meanings to their words, but of course by doing this you’ll miss their point totally. This can cause conflict.
Because men and women communicate so differently and emotions can run high it is critical to understand each others true meanings behind their words.
So ask them what they meant and see if your initial reaction was going to be the right one.
I run this in sessions and couples are generally shocked at how wrong they are when the meaning behind each others words are explored.