Communication

We all know how important communication is but in the busyness of our day we frequently forget! Communication can be clear or vague, open or guarded, honest or dishonest – it can even be spoken or unspoken.

Virtually everything we do in the company of others communicates something.

 

7%      Verbal
38 %    Vocal (volume, pitch, rhythm, etc.)
55%     Body movements

Couples communicate at many different levels every day. The intention of the communication is important. Knowing what our partner needs during each exchange is helpful so we listen effectively.

Small talk – I need to exchange information, straight forward and clear
Sharing thoughts and opinions – I need  to be heard and validated, please just listen to me.
Sharing a specific problem – I want you to fix this, please
Emotional Intimacy – Need to share and understand each other’s deeper perspective 

As licensed therapists with experience in this area, we can help you and your loved ones deal with couples communication. If you’d like to know more about our services, we’d be pleased to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to contact us.