11 Communication Rules Every Couple Should Follow in Their Relationship
When thinking about what makes a relationship truly successful, a few words might come to mind: Trust, honesty, openness, and fun, for starters. But, one super important aspect that trumps all is communication.
Don’t assume your partner knows what you’re thinking
No one is a mindreader. So, when you’re feeling uneasy around your partner, don’t assume your cues are acknowledged without verbally expressing them. “When your partner gives you a nonverbal look don’t assume…ask! We think we are mind readers but couples always get into trouble when they assign meaning to a look or a perceived grimace,” explains Jeff Larsen MA MFT BCPC. Great couples communicate well, without getting upset with each other for “messing up” by not understanding what’s going on in the head. If they are upset, they’ll openly say so, to resolve and move on. Here are 14 ways to resovle conflict in your relationship.