Successful relationships are based on the strength of trust, mutual respect, individuality and, most importantly, communication. Long-term relationships require timely maintenance to thrive. Good communication is vital for the sustainability of any relationship. On the contrary, if a communication gap between two people persists in a relationship, it is impossible to save the relationship without one of the partners taking the initiative to close the communication gap. This is a fact that everyone knows, but letting go of your ego and being the first to initiate communication in case of conflict, or even a small argument is not an easy task. Therefore, to maintain a long-term relationship it is essential to develop good communication skills and humility. The seven golden rules of communication to maintain and maintain your relationship are detailed below.
- Listen to your partner, let him speak. You may not agree with their opinion, but as equal in the relationship, give them the opportunity to express their thoughts and points of view.
- Do not say the first thing that comes to mind. Think and then talk. Words that are spoken once can never be retaken, so talk, but whatever you need to say to your partner, say it in a nice way. Avoid saying anything rude and hurtful.
- Do not play the game of guilt. Take responsibility for your mistakes, do not blame other people or circumstances or your bad luck. If you made a mistake, there is no harm in owning. It is a human nature to make mistakes. Do not blame the other person or what he said or did for his behavior.
- Do not jump to conclusions. Do not make assumptions. Your partner who is late from work does not necessarily mean that you are having an affair; If you do not eat too much, it does not necessarily mean that you do not like what you have cooked. Seldom can you really understand what was the intention behind someone’s actions. He will base his conclusion on his own experience instead of his perspective of the situation.
- Do not be critical It is not easy to express opinions without being partial or critical, but try to base your arguments on facts and true incidents rather than on what you felt and what you thought of.
- Be practical Do not let your emotion be responsible for your behavior. The feelings must be recognized, but you do not base your decisions on them alone. Emotions are wrong and make you say and do things you should not do. So be practical, do not react impulsively, but make a decisive decision on how to respond.
- It is not enough just to forgive and forget. There may be times when you and your partner have had an argument, but after a while they just start talking to each other without acknowledging the problem and with some resentment. So recognize the problem, try to discuss it. Humble yourself and ask for forgiveness, even if you feel that it was not your mistake. Your partner will also realize his mistake and make amends.
More than 50% of all marriages in the United States fail and end in divorce, and the most common reason for this failure is communication problems. Then, if communication problems are also a problem between you and your partner, use the previous strategy for conflict resolution and enjoy a more lasting relationship with your partne