Alec Baker, Psy.D.

Show You Care Through How You Listen

Show You Care Through How You Listen

Miscommunication causes many problems in relationships. Not feeling understood by your partner can open rifts between the two of you. One thing you can try to improve the level of communication is a technique called “active listening.” To actively listen, try repeating what your partner is saying, or at least the general idea of what they are telling you. This will let them know that not only do you hear them, but you understand what they are saying. You can also try asking questions to get them to elaborate. By doing so, they will feel more understood and appreciated.

 

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