4 Communication Resolutions for 2020
At Emi, we’re all about communication. We know that relationships are happier and healthier when couples are open with each other. We also know that changing lifelong communication patterns is easier said than done. With 2020 right around the corner, though, why not take the New Year as an opportunity to hone those skills? Unlike so many New Year’s resolutions, improving your communication skills as a couple is an attainable goal and one that will measurable improve your life.
If you’re not sure where to start or what topics to tackle, don’t worry – we’re here to help. These 4 communication resolutions can help you get started. Welcome 2020 with an open heart and a readiness to share.
Become A Mirror
As a culture, we are caught up in a pattern of constant response. We don’t really listen to each other beyond culling whatever information will allow us to answer back and make our own points. In 2020, make it a point to slow down and become a mirror. Listen carefully to your partner when they speak and reflect back what you’re hearing. This is a great way to show that you’re paying attention and to avoid miscommunication and misunderstandings.
Learn To Fight
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – fighting is normal. That being said, couples need to know how to fight. When conflicts arise, it’s important to stick to the facts and to your own feelings about the situation. Most importantly, steer clear of those vulnerable spots. You should never attack the things your partner feels vulnerable about, even in the heat of the moment. Over time, those attacks can become a point of major resentment and erode the trust in your relationship.
Speak Your Affection
One of our favorite activities at Emi involves encouraging couples not just to show affection, but being intentional about those feelings. Yes, physical affection should still be a top priority, it’s really important and speaking about your feelings directly is a way of deepening your relationship. Because so many people find expressing intimacy beyond a simple “I love you” to be so difficult, doing so – and doing so in detail and using details that are specific to your relationship – will bring your and your partner closer.
Build New Habits With Emi
Taking those first steps toward new relationship habits can be tough, so if these goals aren’t quite enough, it may help to have a specific tool that can start some conversations. That’s where Emi comes in. At Emi, our goal is to help you and your partner build strong communication habits through short daily activities. Just select the ones that suit you best, type in your answers, and send them to your partner. Then use those prompts to deepen your intimacy and grow closer. We have prompts covering a range of topics, so whatever your relationship needs, you’re sure to find something that serves your needs.
If you’re not yet using Emi, sign up today. You’ll be giving yourself and your partner the gift of greater intimacy and better communication skills – and that’s something that will serve you both in the year to come and well beyond.