5 Communication Tips for Couples

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It is important to communicate effectively in every relationship. Being able to express your thoughts and feelings without getting overly emotional is a superpower that is largely underestimated. Most of the problems in relationships are caused and maintained by poor communication skills.  If you are interested in improving the way you communicate with your significant other, you are reading the right post. Below are some tried and tested communication tips for couples.

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5 Communication Tips for Couples

With daily struggles and life adversities, it has now become even more crucial to communicate properly. If you are dealing with highly emotive issues like trying to have a baby, you will need to be able to communicate properly with your partner to avoid confusion and added stress. Here are 5 tips that may help you communicate effectively –

Stay Calm

For you to express yourself properly, you have to ensure you stay calm. If you are having a conversation and things are beginning to escalate, it is best to step away and have the conversation at a later time when you are both less emotionally charged. When both parties are calm, a productive conversation can be had.

Pick the Right Time

It is best to discuss certain sensitive conversations when you are both in a relaxed state. If you are both struggling to conceive and you want to talk about fertility issues and how to go about trying for a baby, for example, you would not want to discuss that when either party is in a bad mood. This is why the best way to ensure communication lines stay open is to stay calm and pick the right time for certain conversations.

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Be Gentle

This links in with the first tip of staying calm but it deserves its own slot because it is super important to be gentle. Being gentle as you communicate reminds you to stay calm and keeps the conversation less emotionally charged which helps communication lines stay open.  Having a gentle tone means your partner would feel less attacked which would help the dialogue stay productive. If you are trying to have a baby and becomes overwhelming, you need to remember to be gentle with yourself and with each other, and express your thoughts and feelings in a gentle manner.

Speak Directly

It is always a good idea to communicate directly. Many people struggle in this area because they have grown up communicating with people indirectly and the thought of being direct with anyone scares them. However, if you want to have healthy communication, you need to learn how to speak directly and politely. Once you make a conscious effort to do this, you would find it gradually becomes your default setting, and you would also notice that you no longer feel any kind of resistance when you do speak honestly.

Self-soothing

If you notice that you easily get upset in general, you may benefit from some self-soothing. Conversations are more effective when emotions are balanced. You can self-soothe by having some quality time for yourself, going for a run/walk, reading, soaking yourself in a bathtub, and the like. Focusing on your needs from time to time keeps you balanced enough to communicate with others properly.

How do you ensure you communicate properly in your relationship?

 

How to stay grounded in the midst of chaos

Staying grounded in the midst of chaos is a superpower. There are a lot of things going on in the world that we live in and sometimes the chaos can feel overwhelming. This is why it is important to have ready tips to try out when it feels like the outside world is getting too crazy.

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If you are struggling to stay calm because of life adversities, here are some life changes you could implement starting now:

Stay off social media

If you are struggling to cope the first thing to do is to stay off social media. There’s no need to keep up with your social media platforms if you are trying to stay grounded. Time off social media and reducing your screen time can do wonders for your overall health so take as much time off as you need.

Switch off the news

I know this may be a hard one for many people to implement but if you are having a hard time dealing with life taking time off the news may be just what you need. You don’t need to keep up with everything going on around you. Plus, you can always play catch-up when you are feeling much better.

Spend time in nature

If you are struggling with life and all, one thing I would recommend is spending adequate time in nature. So going for walks, jogging, cycling, and so on. I love walking around in the countryside. It is peaceful and relaxing, and it does wonders for my overall health. I highly recommend you spend time in nature on a daily basis if you can.

Spend time exercising

Now, this is a popular one. Many of us know the benefits of exercising. Exercising helps you stay fit physically and mentally. You don’t need to overdo it but it is worth having a few minutes every day dedicated to staying fit. You can keep your exercise routine light with dancing, jumping jacks, jogging, and the like.

Focus on yourself

Spend time doing things you like, looking after yourself, and focusing on yourself. When you focus on caring for yourself, you would find that you are not easily moved and you stay grounded more and more regardless of what is going on outside of you. Focusing on yourself in a healthy way is one way to deal with life issues and take your focus off things that are outside of your control.

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How do you manage to stay grounded and calm in the midst of chaos? Please share your thoughts in the comments section.

 

 

4 Gift Ideas Your Girlfriend Is Sure To Love

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When you’re giving gifts, it’s always recommended that you give with your heart. Translating how you’re feeling into a physical gift can be difficult, however. Coming up with gift ideas your girlfriend is sure to love can be tricky, but it doesn’t need to be.

Some of the more obvious ways of figuring this out are by focusing on her interests and seeing if she’s dropped any hints about what she wants. That doesn’t always happen, however, so you could have a wealth of options to choose from. 

Narrowing down your choices can be relatively simple. Once you do, picking something can be even easier. There shouldn’t be anything stopping you from finding a gift your other half will love. While you’ll need to put a bit of work into it, there won’t be anything in your way.

The smile on her face when she unwraps it will be more than worth it.

Gift Ideas Your Girlfriend Is Sure To Love: 4 Top Options
1. Mini Perfume Blending Set

Perfume is one of the most common gifts to pick up for a girlfriend. It’s gotten to the point where it’s relatively expected and almost boring. You can add a twist to this by getting her a perfume blending set. While she’ll need to put effort into making the deodorant herself, she could create the perfect one for her.

You wouldn’t need to go too large with this. Choosing a mini set can be more than recommended, as it’ll let her dabble and figure out whether she’s interested. It’s one of the more affordable ways of giving her something she can spend time on and be passionate about.

2. Intimate Apparel

When it comes to gift ideas your girlfriend is sure to love, you’ll want to make sure it’s something surprising, but in a positive way. Sometimes, clothing can be one of the recommended options for this, especially when it comes to intimate apparel.

While you’ll need to know her sizes, there shouldn’t be anything else stopping you. The likes of Bydee intimate apparel can be well-recommended. Not only will this help make her feel wanted, but they’ll be something she’ll look and feel great in. There’s no reason not to consider this.

If you do go this route, try to keep her favorite colors and styles in mind to make sure it’s something she’ll love.

3. Movie Memorabilia

Everyone wants to feel as though they’re being listened to. That goes beyond simply telling them that you’ve heard them. Why not show that with a gift by getting her something associated with her favorite movie? You could be surprised by the number of movie memorabilia you can find.

If her favorite film is an older one, you shouldn’t need to worry, as there are likely to be more than a few bits and pieces you can pick up. You could go a step further with this by trying to get something associated with her favorite character from the film, too.

Regardless of what film she likes, you can rest assured you’ll find more than a few gifts your girlfriend will like.

4. Your Hoodie

Sometimes, you don’t need to buy something to give her a special gift. Your hoodie can be more than recommended, especially on those winter nights. While this is far from recommended as a sole gift, it does add a bit more heart to whatever you get her.

You could even go further and pick up a version for her so that you can both match. Spraying it with your aftershave to make it smell like you will take this to another level. You shouldn’t have a problem worrying about whether she’ll love this, as it’s almost guaranteed.

With how often she might wear your hoodie, this could be one of the more obvious gift ideas for your girlfriend. She likely still won’t see this coming, however, so you’ll still have a bit of surprise built into this.

Gift Ideas Your Girlfriend Is Sure To Love: Wrapping Up

Coming up with gift ideas your girlfriend is sure to love can seem complicated. It doesn’t need to be, as there are more than a few options that come more than recommended. Picking between them shouldn’t be difficult, either.





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