Communicating with Your Significant Other

Relationship Boosters Podcast Episode 27

Chats with Monika

The Importance of Communication in Your Relationship

What is Communication

Communication is the art of expressing yourself.   There is the person who sends the message, and there is also the person who receives the message.  What is actually said is just as important as what is heard.  Both people have a role in this communication dance.  Make sure you take responsibility for the role that you play.

You Express yourself through many ways

Recognize that you are expressing yourself in many different ways.  Depending on how you send the message, pieces of the message may be missed.  This is especially true when you are communicating in an electronic way.  When you send a text message, you miss much of the non-verbal portion of the message.  Keep this in mind when you are having conversation.  During the podcast, we discussed the different methods of expression:

  • Verbal
  • Non-Verbal Communication
  • Facial Expressions
  • Body Language

Different Communication Style

  • Aggressive Communication
  • Assertive
  • Passive aggressive
  • Passive

Effective communication is one of the core components in a healthy relationship.  If there are glitches  in your communication, work on the small hiccups before the short gaps become massive sink holes.