Marriage Communication: Three Common Mistakes

A couple communicatingBy Erika Krull, MSEd, LMHP

Good communication is the foundation of a strong marriage. Many marriages could be saved if spouses improved the ways they communicate with each other.

It’s often the simplest bad habits that get couples into trouble. Once a marriage gets on a rough track, negativity grows. Problems escalate as both spouses repeat their mistakes again and again. Take a look at the following communication mistakes.

1. Yelling at your spouse.

When you feel angry, you probably start raising your voice. When you can keep your emotion in check, your message can really shine through. Let Your Words Speak Volumes To Your Spouse.

2. Having a Competitive Attitude.

When one person is always the winner, both spouses lose. Think about Why You Need To Win.

3. Making Marriage about Me Instead of We.

Generosity and considerate behaviors can go a long way toward nurturing a great marriage. Don’t get caught up in the “what’s in it for me” trap again. Take Your Spouse’s Viewpoint and Make Their Day Better.

Feelings follow actions. You may not feel loving at first when you do these generous acts. The more you act with generosity, the more you’ll naturally feel generous and loving toward your spouse.

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