Effective communication is one of the most important elements in successful relationships. Creating productive conversation, even during conflict, is a skill we can always improve. Loving and respectful relationships require us to reliably express our thoughts honestly and courteously. Join us in the pursuit of healthy, happy and meaningful partnerships.
Good communication skills are key to any successful relationship and even more so for our closest relationships. Do you ever feel like you are unheard no matter how many times you try to explain yourself? Or perhaps you keep trying to discuss the same issue and end up arguing or simply sitting in silence? Do you wish conversations with your partner could be more productive?
Effective communication is a skill we can learn. We will introduce you to intentional techniques that will help build and preserve a loving, respectful relationship.
During this session you will:
· Learn to recognize common relationship challenges and communication patterns
· Discuss methods to improve communication, reduce negative interactions, and manage conflicts
· Explore the difference between criticisms and complaints and why it matters
· Identify strategies for true listening in order to achieve understanding, reach a compromise, and successfully follow-up