André Anthony Moore, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (New York State License: 001435)

Ketamine and Psychedelic Assisted Therapist certified by The Integrative Psychiatry Institute Practitioner of Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Use Nonverbal Sensorimotor Techniques to deepen Emotionally Focused Therapy

The Importance of Open Communication With Your Partner

When you’re discussing the important aspects of a healthy relationship, there are probably several things that come to mind: honesty, sex and touch, the Five Love Languages and communication. Of these, the most poignant and discussed is definitely communication. Without proper communication, any kind of relationship – romantic, platonic, etc. – is destined for failure. Communication is key to everything, from resolving conflicts to addressing issues and concerns, to expressing love and gratitude. Keep reading to learn more about the importance of open communication with your partner.

Why Open Communication With Your Partner is Important

Open lines of healthy communication allow transparency to flourish in your relationship and tackling these issues thus becomes easier. When there is a lack of communication between you and your partner, many different issues can arise. Problems such as emotional and sexual dissatisfaction, various insecurities and a loss of faith in the relationship could lead to the relationship’s downfall.

This can all be easily prevented by simply opening up and communicating with your partner. Mastering the ways of effectively communicating openly with your partner allows many different doors to open. Not only does it strengthen the trust between you two, but it allows you to grow the honesty and respect you have for each other, as well as your love.

Put simply: love takes work. It isn’t easy. If you are expecting constant rainbows and butterflies in a long-term relationship, you will be disappointed. As humans – especially two humans in love – we must understand where our significant other is coming from in order to put ourselves in their shoes. When you put your pride on the back burner and make a cognizant effort to love your partner unconditionally through open communication, your love will thrive.

Ways to Openly Communicate

Of the many ways to implement open communication in your relationship, some are more effective than others. Humans aren’t perfect, so of course, you’re going to slip up every now and then when trying to communicate.

  • You have two ears and one mouth, so listen to your partner before you speak.
  • Don’t be accusatory – use “we” and/or “I feel statements,” rather than “I” and “you” statements.
  • Talk in person or on the phone, not over text.
  • Be completely honest with one another.
  • When fighting, fight fair.
  • Don’t raise your voice.
  • Use constructive criticism when resolving issues.
  • Be slow to pass judgment.
  • Check understanding to make sure that you two are on the same page.

Couples Therapy to Help You and Your Partner Communicate

Now that you know the importance of open communication with your partner, it’s time to implement it in your relationship. If you and your partner feel that a couples counselor could help your relationship flourish by helping the two of you better communicate, don’t wait to find one. Marriage Couples Counseling in New York City is here to assist you and your significant other with any communication issues the two of you may be facing. Do not hesitate to reach out and seek our help. Call us today at 212-673-4618 for the help you need.

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