Improving relationships through effective listening

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Couples experience a number of problems, often related to communication, throughout their relationship. While there are many ways to overcome these problems and work on improving a relationship, improving listening skills may be one of the best. This is largely because listening is a hallmark of establishing effective communication.

In order to improve your listening skills, try implementing the following:

  • Take notice of nonverbal cues and try to learn what your partner is communicating with these signals
  • Remove any distractions, such as turning off the television or muting a mobile phone
  • Listen to the other person’s entire point, rather than interrupting throughout

If you and your partner are struggling with communication and need help from an Austin marriage counselor, get in touch with Kathleen Snyder, MFT, by calling 512-659-8600. She can help you evaluate your relationship issues and needs, and give you the tools to work on them.