HEALTHY COMMUNICATION IN MARRIAGE
We all know that healthy communication in marriage is important. Every relationship expert or marriage counsellor says that there is one thing that is so important in having a successful marriage and that is…communication! We’ve all heard it before and we know it’s true yet –
If he leaves his socks on the floor, you say “how many times do I have to tell you to put the dirty clothes in the hamper?” – You’re nagging.
If he says that he wants to stay home and watch football instead of going shopping, you say “why do you always have time for football but not for me?” – You’re guilt tripping.
If you’re clearly upset about something and he asks you what’s wrong and you say “It’s fine, whatever” – You’re being passive aggressive.
I think what the relationship experts failed to distinguish was that communication isn’t really what makes a successful marriage, it’s healthy communication. But what does that mean and how do I do it?