Is Your Relationship Healthy?

Markers of a Healthy or Unhealthy Relationship Most people identify frequent unresolved disagreements, arguments, a lack of trust, poor communication, and criticism, as markers of an unhealthy relationship. When asked, most describe the attributes of a healthy relationship using the following terms: A strong and loving bond; Great communication; Exceptional trust; Ongoing commitment to resolving whatever life brings. When the …

Smart Conversation Strategies

Smart conversations are effective in getting the message expressed and understood. There are some smart and simple ways we can easily improve the way we communicate with others. Following are some guidelines for improving your communication: Timing If the person you are trying to talk with is busy, distracted, or preoccupied, much of the intended message will fall on deaf …

Improving Communication

We recognize when it's happening. There’s invisible light and immeasurable warmth that descends on people when blasé conversation becomes communication. Eyes sparkle with understanding and recognition, brows furrow with concentration, and ideas pass back and forth effortlessly as time seems to have no end. A very small percentage of communication in relationships is verbal. The words we choose are not …