Your mother is wonderful. Can she come over again this week?
April 30, 2010 4:44 AM Subscribe
Developing new dialogue strategies in a relationship. Established, late 30s couple seeking hive mind advice on changing the way we speak to each other on important subjects.
posted by Funmonkey1 to Human Relations (14 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
I am sure others must have had the same problem. Speaking about the important things (love, future, kids etc...) we sometimes retreat into our instinctive defensive corners for a while rather than acting as unit from the get go. Our communication is good, but it does need an update given both of us are stubborn and have been in love for a long time.
No therapy needed, we are more curious about finding better communication strategies to get us on the same page quicker sans extra discussion that leaves us both asking ourselves the proverbial "why was that so difficult?". Ancedotal or practical advice is appreciated.