“I’m listening” ….
I gave a soft mutter as Ed was trying to get my attention.
“Are you sure?” … Ed asked as he looked at me in the eye and that immediately confirmed his suspicion right away.
Opps, I did it again!
Well, what do I mean? Actually we had made a pact to each other that no matter how busy we are, we should listen to each other , as in ACTIVE LISTENING and not doing what I have done earlier.
This is because we believe in the importance of listening and we have seen how some couples improved their relationship simply by listening to their partner. That is why the Power of Listening should not be undermined. Many did not realise that listening is the building blocks of a strong relationship and by listening, it makes our loved ones feel appreciated and respected. Naturally, the relationship would go to a deeper level as positive and effective communications are shown when we really listen to each other.
Of course, in the midst of our hectic schedule, it is inevitable that at times we might take our loved ones for granted and neglect them . However, we should not give up and try to put in a little more effort to make it work! Let’s do it together!! 🙂
For the benefits of all, I have put down some of the tips that we can do together to show that we appreciate our partner:
– Avoid all the distractions, switch off the TV and put your phone aside (yup, i know it’s hard…)
– Look at your partner in the eyes when they are talking
– Show signs of acknowledgement that you understand by slight nods of your head at certain intervals.
– Try not to jump to conclusion too fast and assume you already know what your loved ones wish to say and shut off them
Hope it helps! :-p