Last week we talked about the 3 words to keep out of your conversations. How did your practice go? Were there any other words which you noticed yourself using more than needed?
If there are words to use less of, what then shall we use more of? Here are three phrases which, when expressed sincerely, can heal your relationships. I can’t emphasize enough the importance of sincerity; how we say something often has a greater impact than what we say. A blind substitution of words would not work because it requires a shift in your attitude and even a good dose of humility.
When it comes to communication, more is not necessarily better. More of the wrong words create misunderstandings and deepen conflicts instead. Here are three such words which are commonly used, and what you can replace them with.
“He doesn’t really care”
“She is being unreasonable”
“I can’t talk to him about certain issues”
“I don’t understand her”
These are some common complaints from couples about talking to their partners. It can be frustrating especially if you feel that you are trying hard and your partner is not cooperating. You might even be wondering if the situation will ever change.
Here’s the good news. There is one thing that anyone can do and it will transform your relationship.
The past year has been eventful. The highlight is a wonderful baby boy whom we welcomed to the family and life has been different since. Now that we have settled into a nice rhythm, I am back to writing, focusing specifically on how to build, strengthen and heal relationships, particularly through communication.