Episode 162: How to Have Intimate Conversations

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In this final episode of our series about effective communication, Jackie talks about skills we can learn and develop to have meaningful conversations in our romantic relationships.  These skills can become a habit and help us build the connection and meaning we long for in our primary relationship.

TRANSCRIPT: How to Have Intimate Conversations

Hi everyone, welcome to Thanks for Sharing. I’m your host, Jackie Pack. Today’s episode is our final episode in the series that I’ve been doing on effective communication, and I’ve been pulling a lot from Drs. John & Julie Gottman in covering effective communication and skills and tricks that we can learn to increase and improve the communication in our primary relationships. Now one of the things that we’ve talked about is often the first step to either building, or if you’ve been in a relationship for a while, rebuilding this bond is intentionally communicating non-defensively and openly. By doing this, couples often come to understand the reasons that are behind each other’s choices and behavior patterns. They can express their frustrations in a gentler, more constructive way that the other person is more able to hear and receive and become aware, maybe for the first time, of the effects that they have on each other on a daily, ongoing basis.