Lost art of conversation

I notice that many couples talk AT each other and not WITH each other. Sometimes the comfort of having someone who cares about you available to listen means permission to vent. Questions and curiosity about the other is the cure. When you find yourself venting, practice switching gears and move into conversation by asking questions of your partner and be curious about them and the experience of their day. If you model this, chances are he/she will follow and do the same. Venting turns into sharing and more friendship is promoted. Have you ever had a friend who talked endlessly about themselves, not leaving room for your experience? Don’t be that friend! 🙂

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