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#2 Listen more, talk less

Do you ever just want to vent? Want to share whats going on in your mind without hearing advice or judgment? Doesn’t it feel good to talk to someone who is genuinely interested in what you’re saying? As good as it feels to be on the receiving end of your partner’s attention, it is equally if not more important to be a good listener yourself. Good communication is a two-way street; it feels incredibly rewarding to be present for your partner. So next time your partner opens up to you about their thoughts or concerns, do you best to just listen. Put down your phone, look into their eyes and get interested. But perhaps most importantly control your desire to speak, even if it really itches. “Communication is 85% listening and 15% talking. The more you listen, the more you’ll enhance communication. Try getting out of the house, taking a long walk without cell phones, just looking into your partner’s eyes and listening to him.her. Its’s an amazing thing in a relationship when you truly feel listened to!” Neil Clark Warren, Ph. D., founder of eHarmoney.com and author of Falling in Love for All the Right Reasons Try it today! Love, Peace & Unity to you and yours Don’t miss Relationship Tip #1 https://www.lovepaperpen.com/1-never-underestimate-the-power-of-a-compliment…

#1 Never underestimate the power of a compliment

Too often we take things for granted. This is especially true for people in a long term relationship. At the start of a relationship we tend to notice, value and appreciate all the little things our partner does for us but with time, those things may become expected and overlooked. Take a moment to notice what your partner contributes to the relationship, to your household and to you. It could be a quick mention about a daily chore such as “thanks for taking out the trash on a cold rainy day my love, I appreciate it.” This simple gesture takes zero effort but can have enormous ripple effects. It could make someone’s day or even their week but it will definitely increase the positive vibrations in the room. Overtime these gentle gestures of appreciation will motivate your partner to do the same of you. “Every day, tell your partner about at least one thing they did that you appreciate. Everybody is quick to let their partner know what they didn’t do right, and what made you angry. Make sure you balance this with what they do that please you. From the small things to the big things, the more you say ‘Thank you’, the more of what make you happy will come your way” – Jane Greer, PH.D., couples therapist and author or Gridlock: Finding the Courage to Move On in Love, Work and Life Give it a try today! Sincerely, Love.Paper.Pen…