Wisdom and Effective Communication in Relationships


  Wisdom and Effective Communication in Relationships

Do you ever find that it's difficult to have a serious conversation with your partner? Do you feel like one of the two is always joking while the other feels burdened by an inability to be themselves? Are there certain topics that are off-limits for discussion due to hurt feelings, or did those topics stop being relevant over time? If so, you may want to take a look at your communication habits in order to cultivate what we like to call "wisdom." 

Wisdom often manifests as perspective. As we age our perspective on life and love typically evolves into something more mature and nuanced. One thing becomes clear: the way relationships work needs rethinking. A relaxed, undifferentiated approach to communication in a relationship is no longer the optimal method for producing mature, effective communication. 

Many people today cite communication skills as being the key to good relationships and happy marriages. However, if an individual's communication skills are unrefined and based on common formulae learned from media or friends, they will not be effective. The old adage "You should never get married if you only know how to argue!" has more significance today than ever before. 

There is a benefit to accepting that a relationship requires something more than communication. If you can acknowledge this fact, you will be free to develop the wisdom required to make your relationship work. You will be free to communicate in ways that are based not only on your current emotional state, but also on your present understanding of your partner. 

By cultivating wisdom in the form of perspective and communication, husband and wife start from an equal place where they can talk about anything-even the most sensitive issues-without feeling insecure or pressured. By learning how to communicate effectively with each other, couples are able to cultivate a deeper connection with each other over time that results in happier marriages and healthier relationships overall. 

"Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness." -Aristotle 

By Jordan Francis, Psy.D. and Abbey Wagner, M.A., LMFT 

Relationship Source, Inc. www.relationshipsourceinc.com  is a private practice in the Los Angeles area specializing in helping individuals and couples make significant progress toward resolving difficult issues that interfere with successful relationships. Drs. Jordan Francis and Abbey Wagner are licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in California (MFT #186003 and LMFT #32311 respectively).  Dr. Francis is also a psychiatrist in California (MD #74905).  
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Excerpt from "The Relationship Magic" Copyright 2017 Jordan Francis and Abbey Wagner, M.A., LMFT 
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Email this article to a friend.  Or tell us how to improve it! ___________________________________________ IN THIS ARTICLE:  Understanding the Basics of Communication... What is Wisdom and Effective Communication... Wisdom Attunement... Wisdom and Effective Communication in Relationships... _____________________________ [ARTICLE TOOLS] Quiet Space […] The post Successfully Resolve Conflict the Easy Way appeared first on  Relationships Source . Everyone has their own unique approach to confronting conflict. Many people do not like talking about conflicts because they are uncomfortable with them or believe that there are no good solutions. Others view conflict as unavoidable part of life. Many couples find themselves avoiding conflict because it is uncomfortable and upsetting. Discussions that don't result in agreements are often avoided as well. This reluctance to discuss problems in relationships can cause couples to inadvertently avoid a healthy relationship model and, instead, end up with an unhealthy one. Instead of viewing conflict as something to avoid, this approach to dealing with them opens up the opportunity for resolving issues head-on and, in the process, developing a better relationship structure. In this article you will learn how you can change your approach towards conflict so that you no longer avoid it or use avoidance strategies or simply hope that all problems disappear over time. Read this article for more useful tips and insights. _____________________________ [CAN'T LOG IN?] Blog now has free membership which allows you to save and browse articles on your computer, tablet or smartphone. If you are having trouble accessing the blog, please send us an email at feedback@relationshipsource.com and we'll be happy to assist with your problem. ___________________________________________ …Continue reading "Successfully Resolve Conflict the Easy Way" The post Successfully Resolve Conflict the Easy Way appeared first on  Relationships Source . Befriending a girlfriend's ex might appear to some as a quick fix of getting even with an ex-girlfriend who left their partner hanging, but there's more to it than that. Instead of being motivated by bitterness, anger or revenge, the best way to deal with this situation is to see it as an opportunity to involve yourself in someone else's life. It's what you say as much as it is who you say it to that can either make a strong impression or be totally ineffective. Read on and discover why befriending ex-girlfriends might be a good idea for your relationship. _____________________________ SECTION 2:  Understanding the Basics of Communication…The Basics of Effective Communication Let's face it: We all know how important communication skills are for relationships, but just like everything else, if we don't do it properly, we will not get the desired results. Communication is one of the most important aspects of a relationship. In fact, some psychologists believe it is more important than attraction and passion, which are often initially seen as the main drivers of relationships. Sensing your partner's feelings and needs allows for more effective communication and can also prevent misunderstandings which can lead to conflicts or arguments. Here are some tips that will help you communicate more effectively with your loved one. _____________________________ [HANDY] [Click here to learn how to improve your communications effectiveness] Read this article for more useful tips and insights. _____________________________ [HANDY] [Click here to download "Communication Skills for Relationships" PDF.] Read this article for more useful tips and insights. _____________________________ [HANDY] [Click here to learn how to improve your communications effectiveness] Read this article for more useful tips and insights. _____________________________ [HANDY] [Click here to download "Communication Skills for Relationships" PDF.] Read this article for more useful tips and insights. _____________________________ SECTION 3:  Understanding the Basics of Wisdom...

Conclusion:  Wisdom Attunement When it comes to communication, many people are talking about things that they don't really mean or aren't really interested in. They are saying things they don't believe either. This can lead to resentment and misunderstandings. As a result of not saying what you really mean or not saying things sincerely, you end up with confusion and misinterpretations. Wisdom Attunement is the state of being in tune with what is said and meant as opposed to simply hearing what is being said. In other words, you are able to hear your partner's message fully while processing it from your own internal and external perspectives at the same time so that it coincides with how you feel rather than misinterpret it or let your emotions rule over reason.

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