6 Tips For Effective Communication In Your Marriage

My husband and I talk as often as best friends do in high school.  It's always been that way.  In fact our first date consisted of us talking so long we both lost track of time.  It was an AMAZING experience. 

To maintain our great level of communication, we've picked up a few tips that we have found that a happy marriage can't live without.  Check them out below and as always, Keep it Hot! 

Don't Point the finger

When communicating with your spouse, especially during disagreements, avoid using words that start with "You" and use more statements that start with "I".  This allows us to focus our communication b on how

no smart mouth

Being demeaning and sarcastic when communicating only poisons what is being said. Avoid using words that will only cause unnecessary hurt and pain to your spouse.  It's simply not worth it.  

Choose the Right time 

There is a time and place for everything. Lovemaking is not the time to talk about a call you received from your child’s teacher or talking to your spouse about a overdue bill before your spouse can get out of the car from work, you are there at the door talking about an overdue bill.

Don't put your defenses up 

When couples don't see eye to eye it's easy to become defensive with your spouse.  But don't.  When defenses are up, true compromise and understanding goes right out the window.   

don't play the assumption game  

Playing the assumption game never works.  Don't assume you know what your spouse is going to say or not say.  Just don't assume anything.   

Show some respect

Remember your audience. It is okay for you to agree to disagree so avoid saying or doing things that would create feels of hurt.  Check out tips for communicating when you don't see eye to eye with your spouse.