Communication skills are essential for relationships. Have one of our professional therapists provide the safety you need to learn and practice communication.
Imagine two skilled dancers gliding across the floor of a ballroom. Their steps are guided and deliberate, learned over many years of constant practice. The signals and the directions that tell them what to do next are subtle, almost invisible to the naked eye, but obvious to the two of them.
The analogy of the dance is often used when talking about how couples interact; and appropriately so. Like dancers, healthy relationships move in unison towards a common goal. Like dancing, the communication skills that make for happy relationships can be learned.
Many of us learned how to communicate and love from our parents. If they communicated well, then the chances are that we’ve adopted many of their positive strategies. Unfortunately, if their communication skills were lacking, ours might be as well.
Good communication is the foundation of lasting relationships. Learning appropriate ways to communicate and say what you think, feel and want is not really that hard. Through guided communication focused on how you and your partner feel, our counsellors can help you improve communication in your relationship.
Contact one of our counsellors via the tool to the right and learn more about how you can start communicating openly and affectionately with your partner. You can access some practical tips and exercises on communication through our free e-book here.
Should I improve my relationship communication skills?
- We never talk anymore.
- There’s something I want to get off my chest, but I don’t know how.
- We can’t have a conversation without someone yelling.
- I feel judged, but I’m afraid to say it.
- He’s becoming passive aggressive.
- I don’t know how to ask for a little space without hurting her.
If you find yourself having these thoughts, perhaps you should look into improving your communication skills. Contact one of our counsellors using the tool to the right.
Couple, relationship and marriage therapies are often covered by your health insurance plan.