Do you have any ideas to help me communicate better and curb my frustrations?
December 12, 2012 4:21 PM Subscribe
Help me, I get frustrated and it's not helpful. I want to find a better way to act to relationship communication frustrations. Snowflakes inside
posted by couchdive to human relations (13 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Communication sometimes is not the best between the spouse and I. I feel that my spouse is often distracted during casual conversations and often this leads to frustrations on my part. I will attempt conversations on subjects that are often important to me and it seems I am not heard until things get heated. Generally, only after a heated quarrel, can we actually have a honest meaningful and productive discussion.
The only thing I can control is myself and my emotions. I feel like I need to break this cycle, specifically, because I think I have started to get frustrated and impatient to a point that I am not comfortable with, and it is not fair to my spouse.
Can you recommend a technique or a book that can help a person keep calm or patient? Perhaps something else, as well, that can help me express myself better and/or garner my spouses attention?