10 ways to ace the art of communication in a relationship

Communication in a relationship is key to having a healthy relationship. Here's how you can improve the communication in your relationship.
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10 ways to ace the art of communication in a relationship. Image courtesy: Adobe Stock
Kanchan Rai Published: 13 Apr 2023, 06:00 pm IST
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Communication can be both phenomenal and catastrophic in a relationship. While some people have no trouble expressing their demands in a polite and straightforward manner, others may find it difficult to do so. Communication is the root of healthy relationships. It is the art to shape your words and express your feelings for better understanding. When you communicate your ideas, beliefs and desires to your partner, it helps you create a special bond that builds the foundation of a healthy relationship.

Having said that, let’s find out how you can improve communication in a relationship.

10 ways to master the art of communication in a relationship

If you want to improve the communication in your relationship, here are 10 ways to help you do that!

1. Better ways to resolve conflicts

We all know couples, families, friends or any relationship that appear to argue constantly as well as those who do not argue at all. Despite the ups and downs, regular fights or disputes are signs of inadequate communication in a relationship. Try to outflow alternatives to solve the issues rather than hitting below the belt to each other.

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Communication is a good way to resolve conflicts. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

2. Listen carefully

The finest thing you can do to improve your communication skills is to learn to genuinely listen. Pay attention to what the other person is saying and don’t interrupt them. We are aware that having a successful conversation takes a lot of effort, yet it only requires effective speaking and listening. And perhaps the other person will be paying close attention and listen to you carefully.

3. Keep your partner in the priority

Give your relations full attention when they share something with you. Keep all your distraction aside and form the companion. Excellent techniques to demonstrate that you are paying attention to your spouse include nodding and keeping eye contact.

4. Straight talks

Having face-to-face conversations about any issues is one of the best communication techniques you can do in relationships. The tone of voice and also the meaning you want to convey, cannot be discerned through text messages. Texting is undoubtedly not the place to have meaningful conversations to make important decisions.

5. Remember little things

The ability to discuss little things in your bond is one of the best communication skills in a relationship. By exchanging humorous anecdotes from your week or talking about your day and feelings, you might improve your relationship. Nothing should be too uncomfortable or awkward to communicate. Talking about the small problems and discussing them can help you create a ground to avoid bigger issues in the near future.

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6. Funnel out communication

Talking about problems and their solutions, family and financial issues, and coming to conclusions are all examples of communicating. But keep in mind that healthy and mood-refreshing talks are important as well. Communicating with your partner entails exchanging aspirations, and engaging in thoughtful discussion. Oxytocin and dopamine are increased and a deeper emotional connection is made during these times.

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Communication is a key to a healthy relationship. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

7. Be tolerant and calm

Have you ever found it difficult to explaining yourself or worked hard to find the right words to communicate how you may have felt in a certain situation? Everybody has! Nobody is perfect at communicating, but you should always aspire to become better. It’s crucial to be patient with your partner while they attempt to communicate. Before they’ve had a chance to complete offering their thoughts, reserve your responses. Be patient and open to what they have to say while you listen.

8. Do not criticise

If you want to criticise your partner in order to improve them, make sure your criticism is constructive and kind. Assist your companion in comprehending the criticism’s motivation. Such serious conversations should happen in private space.

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9. Accept the reality

When your mind is clouded with frustration, you lose control of what you speak. No matter what is happening, find acceptance for your bonds and act from this position. We become defensive when we feel judged which promotes candid conversation. We invite our relations to reveal themselves in a more open and honest way when we let them know we embrace them, whether with words or energy.

10. Leave the past behind you

The past records or mistakes in your relationship should not be minded. Let it go, or your relationship will suffer as a result of the burden of that baggage.

With these points in mind, you should be able to ace the communication game in your relationship to make it better than it was.

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