Have you ever been frustrated by your spouse’s lack of communication?
What can you do if they refuse to listen to you or just don’t seem to understand?
We often think that we’ll finally breakthrough if we just speak louder or angrier. Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth, as you’ll only push them further away because they feel attacked.
At Marriage Helper, we often encourage people to be open and explain how they feel. However, in this situation, it’s much more beneficial to seek to understand before seeking to be understood. For example, why does your spouse feel the way they do? What emotions are driving this behavior, and do they not feel comfortable discussing it with you?
Communication in a marriage is vital to its success. But what happens when you’re trying to communicate but your spouse won’t? It can be a frustrating situation when you try to have a conversation with your significant other, and they don’t hear you or don’t understand. However, there are some things that you can do to get your spouse to understand you. Download our free eBook SMART Communication to learn how to best communicate with your spouse, even if they won’t engage you.
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