Remember in any discussion there are two points of view and yours may not be the only correct one. Listen to your partner and give them your full attention.
Arguments, disagreements and differences of opinion often boil down to the fact that we struggle to communicate well. We find it hard to put our own points across in an articulate, non emotional way and we forget to listen.
How do I start to improve communication?
- Remember that men and women are different and have different approaches to communication – most women find it much easier than men to be emotionally open and honest. Give men the time and space to develop a more open way of communicating
- Don’t try and communicate at times when one party is distracted
- Don’t rush – leave enough time for everyone to have their say.
Source: Armchair Advice