Sometimes, the communication between spouses is off-balance. While this needs to be corrected, it isn’t always easy to know where to start.
Ask your spouse to set aside time for the both of you to evaluate the ways you communicate with each other. Talk about the following signs of healthy and unhealthy communication.
Signs of healthy communication:
- Ability to focus on us
- Ability to listen to others
- Ability to be vulnerable
Signs of unhealthy communication:
- Focus only on topics and other things
- Minimizing the issues being discussed
- Moving away emotionally
Where do you fall? Are there areas that you both could improve?
Dr. Dale Goodman, Pastoral Counselor