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    How To Improve And Maintain Communication With Your Partner

    Communication With Your Partner

    When you first meet someone new you can’t wait to hear and learn more about them, but once you are coupled up communication can take a nosedive. Here’s how to improve or maintain healthy communication.

    Eye Contact Is A Must

    Even if we’re just gaming or chatting with friends, we are all constantly connected to our electronics. But when your loved one is speaking to you—put down the phone or notebook and make eye contact. Otherwise, you aren’t fully listening. Hearing them maybe, but true listening requires no other distractions.

    Listen To Learn

    Not everything our partner shares with us about their day needs a solution or a response. Sometimes we just need to be heard. So instead of listening believing you already know what they are going to say or how to ‘fix’ things, listen to learn something new. Then ask more questions to learn more. Before offering your opinion, ask if they want it—or if they just need to vent. Also, let them finish and don’t make it about you, what you would do, what you think they should do, or about similar circumstances.

    Follow Up

    The last part of good listening is to follow up. Depending on the timeline for what they have shared, you should follow up the next day—or at least in the next week. Do so in a way that is genuine and sincere, not obligatory or pressure-filled.

    If it makes it easier, schedule daily unplugged time together to encourage healthy communication with your partner. This could be the first hour you are home together at night and during dinner—but always during date night and one you head to bed.

  • Fun First Date Ideas
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    Fun First Date Ideas

    The traditional first date dinner can be a bit nerve-wracking and just isn’t all that original. Try one of these fun first date ideas instead! Take A Coffee Walk Meeting for…

  • Fun New Date Ideas
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    Need Some Fun New Date Ideas?

    There’s nothing wrong with going out to eat, heading to the movies, or having an at-home movie night—but it’s good to shake things up a bit. Here are some fun new…

  • Love Yourself First
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    You Must Love Yourself First

    Are you looking for the love of your life? Frustrated that you haven’t met them yet? Or maybe it’s not romantic love you are looking for, but close friendship with true…

  • How To Stay In Love
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    How To Stay In Love

    There is no magic formula, and as deeply in love, as you are today or once were—love won’t always last forever. However, there are a few things you can do to…

  • Should You Google Your Date
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    Should You Google Your Date?

    It’s so hard not to, but just because you can doesn’t mean you should. It’s easy to convince ourselves that due to safety, or to weed out someone who isn’t a…