Communication in relationships
Our relationship counsellors at Marriage Counselling Bexley cannot emphasise enough the importance of couples taking the time to effectivley communicate. However, it’s common for couples to fail to recognise that the reason their relationship has run into trouble is because their communication style is poor.
Good communication is an important part of all relationships and is an essential part of any healthy partnership. All relationships have ups and downs. However, a healthy communication style can make it easier to deal with conflict and build a stronger partnership.
What is communication?
We often hear how important communication is, but not what it is and how we can use it in our relationships.
By definition, communication is the transfer of information from one place to another. In relationships, communication allows to you explain to someone else how you are feeling and what you need. The act of communicating not only helps to meet your needs but it also helps you to be connected in your relationship.
Prevention is better than cure
If you are talking about things in your relationship regularly, they don’t have a chance to build up and create resentment, hurt of anger between you. This way you can head off any issues early on, before they become big problems further down the line.
Marriage Counselling Bexley
Our couple counsellors at will help you both understand the positive impact effecting communication can have on our relationships.
Even after only a couple of sessions couples often report an improvement in their relationship. They are argue less, feel less tense and start enjoying each other’s company again.
There is certainly a positive effect that often takes place early on in couple counselling. Even though nothing much may have changed. Just making the time to talk about your relationship often calms things down and creates a new found understanding between you.
Allowing yourselves the time and space to talk means you will be more likely to sort your issues, so anxieties decrease and your relationship improves.
When the couple counselling comes to an end and the goal they have set themselves has been achieved. Our relationship counsellors often recommend booking an appointment a couple of months down the line. Because, in our experience, this enables the opportunity to reinforce the success of the therapy for the long term.
Taking the time to review what’s been working well and why is beneficial. Whilst ensuring you both are still taking responsibility for any old, unhelpful ways of behaving creeping back in.
If you would like some help from marriage counselling Bexley or any of our other marriage counselling practices then contact us via Relationship Counselling Kent. Request an appointment