You can’t be in a relationship without one good manipulation a day! Learn the healthy aspects of manipulation that result in better connection!
Vulnerability can separate us or bring us closer. Vulnerability can be about creating safety, or strength. Learn the difference!
We can often complicate situations by being stuck in the stories in our head. Learning how to reframe those stories and create ways for change and awareness opens new possibilities for connection and healing.
Listening is not easy, and we are never taught how to do it well. Learn the strategies of listening to ensure that you are showing up in the ways that are the most meaningful!
Relationships are healthiest when boundaries are clear. Learn the difference between caring FOR and caring ABOUT another and the implications of each.
To be an intentional couple, one of the core skills that must be mastered is the art of listening. We have been given gross information about what listening is and how we should do it. Some folks think that they should be making grand facial expressions while mutter “uh huh…”, nodding their head and wrinkling their brow to show that they are listening. But listening is something entirely different. Today we are going to talk about why we listen and how we alter our approaches to listening.
We listen for four key reasons: to allow someone to vent, to help them unpack something in their head, to seek understanding, and perhaps to resolve something. Let’s look at each of them independently.