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Communication Problems  

Communication Problems

My partner and I don't talk anymore, it feels as if we have drifted apart

Communication problems are the most basic and common type of problems that exist in a relationship. Infact most relationship problems stem from poor communication.

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Though communication issues, be it miscommunication, lack of communication, communication gap or over communication, may seem simple and irrelevant, they are the root cause for a number of other issues that stem in a relationship, and hence it is imperative to deal with these issues at the correct time. Some of the strategies, which may help you improve your communication patterns with your partner include:

  • Make an actual appointment with each other. If you live together, put the cell phones on vibrate, put the kids to bed, and let voicemail pick up your calls.
  • If you can't "communicate" without raising your voices, go to a public spot like the library, park, or restaurant where you'd be embarrassed if anyone saw you screaming.
  • Set up some rules. Try not to interrupt until your partner is through speaking, or ban phrases such as "You always ..." or "You never ..."
  • Tell your partner how you felt, feel or will be feeling about something without blaming them. This can be tricky but it is a very useful way of owning your feelings.
  • Plan to go together somewhere that provides an environment you both find relaxing e.g. a walk in the park, a drink at a pub or a coffee when you're shopping, etc.
  • Use body language to show you're listening. Don't doodle, look at your watch, or pick at your nails. Nod so the other person knows you're getting the message, and rephrase if you need to.

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