Successful Relationships Reading Corner
In this week’s blog, we wrote about how to really listen and connect in your relationships. The closest articles we could find are about active listening; we’re describing a different attitude of pure receptivity.
The Art Of Active Listening And Its Impact On Relationships “Are you truly listening, or are you just waiting for your turn to speak? In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s easy to fall into the trap of passive listening. But what if I told you that there is an art to active listening that can transform your relationships? Active listening goes beyond simply hearing words; it involves fully engaging with another person, understanding their emotions, and validating their experiences. By mastering this art, you can deepen connections, foster empathy, and create a solid foundation of trust in your relationships.”
Being A Good Listener: Why It Matters In Your Relationship “Chances are that when your relationship was new, you had no problem listening to your significant other. You couldn’t wait to learn everything that you could about them, and it seemed like you could listen to them talk all night long. However, as your relationship continues to progress and the newness wears off, there’s a level of comfort in the relationship that can stop you from doing some of the things that you did before, like listening. Life gets busy, and it’s easy to spend time with your partner without really connecting with them or listening to them. However, good listening is vital if the relationship is to keep working. Here are some benefits to listening closely to your partner.”
The Importance of Art of Listening in a Relationship “Allowing oneself to be influenced is the essential starting point for open communication to occur; if you enter into a discussion with your partner and your goal is to have them change their opinion, you have entered a slippery slope toward conflict.”