Have you ever felt that you and your spouse are on totally different pages? Not sure how your approaches to things could be so drastically different? Communication in marriage is essential to building (and maintaining) a strong marriage. We work each and every day to be sure that we’re open and loving in our communication with one another. Through our work we've found that it makes us a stronger and happier couple. Here are 5 solid tips for better communication in marriage.
5 Solid Tips for Better Communication in Marriage
1. Put Your Vows First
When communicating with your spouse, it's important to put your vows above all else. Go into all conversations remembering that this is the man/woman that you vowed to love and cherish for the rest of your life. The words that you use to communicate should exude that love and commitment ... even when it isn't easy. When we feel the heat rising in more challenging communications, we often will take a step back and take a break, only returning to the discussion when we are both calmer.
2. Lead with Your Heart, Not Your Head
Similar to putting your vows first, it's important that when you go into your communication you don't come with an agenda of points that you want to drive home. Remember that you and your spouse are a team working on life together. Rather than going into your discussion full of what he/she needs to hear you say, make it less of a monologue and more of a conversation. Leading with your heart, and making decisions as a couple, will make for better communication.