Communication is the building block of a healthy relationship.
Being in a relationship certainly has its ups and downs. At its very core, a relationship is only as good as the couple’s communication. Communication can allow for a genuineness in yourself and for a deeper understanding of one another. At the same time, if you find yourself being critical, holding contempt for your partner, stonewalling, or being defensive within your conversations, you may be conducting yourself in a way that is detrimental to your relationship.
Couples who make it their prerogative to learn how to speak to one another in a respectful, empathic, and open-minded way tend to feel more fulfilled in their relationship. These couples are easily able to make it through those ups and downs that life can throw at them.
Trust and vulnerability are crucial to successful couples.
Good communication creates safety in the relationship. When you feel safe, you feel more inclined to open yourself up to trust and vulnerability. Throughout your relationship, you may have noticed “bids” for trust and vulnerability that you or your partner didn’t fulfill. Alone, these moments may not seem like a big deal, but over time they can wear on the relationship. Catching bids and knowing how to embody them into your relationship will lead to a deeper, more heartfelt connection.
Reach your highest potential.
You became a couple because you felt something special for one another. Capitalize on those special feelings, learn how to communicate your thoughts and emotions effectively, and feel the depth of the relationship. You will feel more confident in how to respond to your partner in a way that feels true to yourself. You will build upon the skills you already have, while also gaining new tools to move forward in a healthy way. Feel empowered as a person and enriched in your partnership.
Call me today to start your journey of refining your romance!
*Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Attachment Therapy, and Imago Relationship Therapy inform the work that I will provide for you in each session.