One of the strongest factors in any close relationship is positive communication. It could be your husband, your children, your siblings, parents, cousins, aunty, uncle or even your friends, no matter which relationship it is, if you are not communicating effectively the relationship will suffer.
It seems very simple & is common sense if you think about it, but in real life we don’t always make it so straight forward. Often feelings are suppressed, things are not dealt with & our grievances are not expressed. We might think this is the best way to deal with negative feelings or thoughts, but this is possibly the worst thing we can do for ourselves & our relationships. Brushing things under the carpet doesn’t make them go away, but instead it causes the negativity to fester & grow in to something far bigger and messier.
Positive communication is about making the time to listen to each other, listening without judgment, & being open to expressing our own honest thoughts & feelings. When we have positive communication in our family it helps everybody feel understood, respected & valued. Positive communication strengthens bonds, builds trust and reinforces our relationships. We will be able to understand each other better & work on our weaknesses, we will avoid saying hurtful things out of the blue & instead will discuss things in a mature manner.
It is definitely possible to talk about our differences without being rude, derogatory or bitchy. When we communicate using a positive tone of voice, positive body language & positive words there is a far greater chance that we will be able to resolve the conflict/misunderstanding in a more amicable way. It might be messy, uncomfortable & might not feel nice to express your bad feelings momentarily, but embracing positive communication & transparency can be the best thing we do for any relationship in the long term.
It’s often the things that we put off, avoid, procrastinate that are actually the best for us to do & help us the most in the long run. (exercise, healthy eating, pushing ourselves to better things? Do you agree?💜
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