Is a lack of communication in marriage causing conflict in your relationship? Check out these four marriage communication skills that prevent fights.
The funniest thing my husband and I have ever fought over was a laundry basket.
Of course, it wasn’t actually the laundry basket that was the issue.
The real issue was two-fold:
- I had an unexpressed expectation that my husband not leave his worn but not-ready-to-be-washed clothes on the floor, and I thought I was being helpful by purchasing a basket he could dump them in.
- He interpreted my action of buying a separate laundry basket as passively aggressively trying to parent him.
In other words, we got into a pretty funny fight because of a breakdown in our marriage communication skills.
If you’ve been married for more than a week, you’ve probably run into similar patterns. Every marriage has hot-button issues that set each person off.
But in my observation, after ten years of marriage as well as mentoring several other couples, the real issue almost always comes down to the same thing: a lack of marriage communication skills.
If you’re frustrated about the repeated fights you get into with your spouse, here are four practical marriage communication skill that have strengthened our marriage through the years.
4 Marriage Communication Skills That Prevent Fighting
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