Proverbs on communication conflict and relationships
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I have said numerous times to Sandy, half-joking, half-serious, that she must forgive me for not yet knowing or understanding because I flunked clairvoyance in college. To avoid misunderstandings that may cause hurt, anger, resentment or confusion, you need to communicate clearly. When people respond too quickly, they often respond to the wrong issue. Where selfishness rules, there love cannot dwell. And when you ask, be sure to listen! It also helps you steer clear of the pothole of confronting your spouse impulsively. Communication is a vital part of all relationships. Art has learned how to be a wonderful listener. We can say our spouse is a top priority, but do we make sure we schedule time to spend with them? Most men tend to feel more comfortable speaking in public than in private, intimate conversations. Most women we heard from react exactly the opposite —only 9 percent wanted to handle their feelings of insecurity alone. It is governed by a principle almost as direct as a law of physics: We draw to ourselves the good of everything we appreciate. Men in particular, who make up 80 percent of the stonewallers, need parameters. To an average guy, revealing his heart feels something like the equivalent of your moving toward the rat in the kitchen or killing the big spider on the wall with your fingers.
It's easier to eat crow while it's still warm. The friction they find when they come home drives them deeper into the sports page and ties them more passively than ever to the TV.
Where you find love, you find truth. From the book, Fighting for Your Marriage. It is well assumed that women are better relationally than men, but I believe it is time to start saying that women are different relationally than men. We are hurt, so we want to hurt back, but instead we end up losing control and hurting ourselves. Hang up the phone. Agree to protect these times from conflict and the need to deal with issues. Be more strategic. Your agenda should be to please God. Bottom line: keep talking; a little communication goes a long way to making that walk into the sunset a little smoother. Most people never listen. And once we are on this road, happiness cannot be far away. We can and we must.
Instead, I fill my early mornings talking —and listening —to the One in heaven who cherishes me. Most women we heard from react exactly the opposite —only 9 percent wanted to handle their feelings of insecurity alone.
This inevitably leads to arguments. It also helps you steer clear of the pothole of confronting your spouse impulsively. You can keep it under control, express it constructively, and work through it.
The battle they're fighting isn't with you, it's with themselves. Now, maybe it would be good for your husband to talk about work some evenings. If you can't accept it, change it. Furthermore, research on marital health, and physiological health simply does not support the idea that venting is healthy. When our wife is upset, we do what we do with other guys: We give her space to work things out. Gently pull him away from it; then, if it seems he might be willing to reflect on his day, ease him into it that way. Time-outs can help you get a new perspective.
That approach, more often than not, can turn negative experiences into positive outcomes.
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