Successful Relationships Reading Corner

Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week, we talked about how listening without giving advice is good for your relationships. Here are a variety of articles on how to improve your listening skills.

How to Be a Better Listener in Your Relationship “The foundation of successful communication is being able to truly listen to each other, without “constructing a counter argument in your head,” says Michael Batshaw, LCSW, a licensed clinical social worker and relationship expert. In other words, the first step to being a better listener to your partner is to actually listen to learn from them, not to respond to them.”

7 Ways to Improve Communication in Relationships “We love connecting with other people because it makes us happy—good communication is the key when it comes to positive social interaction. But what does a healthy conversation look like? How can you avoid over-communicating? And how can you improve communication in a romantic relationship? Read on for a summary of some important models and theories in the field of communication.”

What Is Active Listening? “Active listening is a communication skill that involves going beyond simply hearing the words that another person speaks but also seeking to understand the meaning and intent behind them. It requires being an active participant in the communication process. In communication, active listening is important because it keeps you engaged with your conversation partner in a positive way. It also makes the other person feel heard and valued. This skill is the foundation of a successful conversation in any setting—whether at work, at home, or in social situations.”

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