A couple's guide on how to stop arguing and communicate better
Posted on 4th August 2023 at 10:43
By Julie Wales, Family & Special Needs Counsellor
“Would you rather be right or be loved?”
Quote from the book by Jonathan Robinson, Communication Miracles for Couples
THE biggest issue I see in my couple’s work is their difficulty with communication.
This is not surprising as we are not taught in school how to communicate within relationships and some of us will not have a model of how to do this from parents or caregivers.
Improving communication and reducing arguments involves effort from both people in the couple and a willingness to understand and respect each other's perspectives. I always say put your 50% in each and it makes for a 100% result.
Here are some practical tips to help you achieve better communication and reduce arguments:
Remember that communication is a skill that takes time and effort to develop. Both parties must be committed to the process and willing to put in the work to create a more harmonious and understanding relationship.
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