767: How to master communication in a relationship

767: How to master communication in a relationship

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Relationships are a two-way street, but when it comes to communication it’s important to understand people have a variety of preferences when it comes to how love and affection are given and received, so what are those preferences, how can you identify what someone’s preferences are, and how can you implement all of this information to build new relationships and strengthen existing ones?

What to Listen For

  • What can you do to strengthen the relationships in your life?
  • What can you do if you think you’re a great listener but people around you keep complaining about you not listening?
  • Why is it a recipe for disaster to look for someone to complete you and what should you be looking for instead?
  • What are the Five Languages of Appreciation and how can you pick the best one for each of your relationships?
  • What are the three parts of communication and how does your awareness of each part help to mitigate miscommunication?
  • How do you identify the love languages of family, friends, and coworkers?
  • Why are openness and vulnerability mandatory when it comes to figuring out the love languages of the people in your life?
  • What little signals can you pay attention to so you can get an idea for how your loved ones communicate?

In order to deepen the connections we have with the people around us, it’s important to understand how the people around us prefer to be treated. Just because you view the giving and receiving of affection one way, doesn’t mean everyone else does as well. Some people prefer to show their appreciation through words, some prefer to show it through gifts, and some prefer the spending of quality time together – and that’s just to name a few.

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Resources from this Episode

Episode 719 Why Emotional Connection Makes or Breaks a Relationship
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace by Gary Chapman
The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman
Learn Your Love Language with this Quiz

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