For you to be truly happy, you need to learn how to communicate with your partner. Of course, that’s always easier said than done!
Here are some tips to help you do honesty in romance the right way:
Keep it mature — It’s always easy to degenerate into fighting, arguing, name-calling, or getting frustrated and angry with your partner, but that will help neither of you. Instead, it’s vital that you keep your discussions as mature as possible.
Don’t put the other person down, don’t get sarcastic, and don’t belittle them. Keep your snarky, contemptuous comments to yourself, and keep your emotions in check. It can be difficult to rein in your anger, hurt, or frustration, but you’ll need to do so in order to have a productive conversation. If you can be mature about it, it will be much easier to actually solve the problem you’re trying to deal with.
Set aside time — If your conversation is constantly interrupted by phone calls, visitors, emails, and other interruptions, it will be very hard for you to talk about the sensitive issues that you need to discuss. In order to do the honest, open conversation right, you need to set aside time.
If right now isn’t the right time, tell your partner, “We need time to talk. When can we do it?” You can schedule a bit of time later in the day or the week, and use that time to sit down and discuss the issues. You’ll have had time to prepare, and you won’t have to worry about distractions. It will be much easier to have a mature, open conversation like this!
Want to do honesty in romance the right way? Read Part 5 for a few more tips to help you out…
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