Do you have relationships that are just hard, frustrating and emotional? We all have these moments in time and the key to a healthier relationship is communication. Communication is more than just speaking what is on our minds. Listening is a KEY aspect of communication. When I say listen, I do not mean to just listen and plot what you will say in response. Listening with the intent to truly HEAR what the speaker is saying without interruption and without a defense. Each person in the relationship has a perspective and they feel a certain way based on past experiences. Somethings may be a trigger for this person. Depending on where they are in their inner work will determine the reaction and conversation. It is important to recognize the intent of the person‘s words and actions. Can you see their perspective? Can you hold them in compassion? Can you see where your own triggers are coming from? The important message is to have these difficult conversations in person. So much can be misunderstood via text or over the phone. You could miss the tone and the physical emotion by text or the phone. And time isn’t always the solution either, over time people can get frustrated or their feelings can turn into anger. Communication is about connection. Seeing, hearing and valuing the relationships we have!
💜 Cristy Joy
creator of Joyful Self Wellness Center