Nonviolent Communication™ Skills in Intimate Relationships

“NVC requires us to be continually conscious of the beauty within ourselves and other people. ”

Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD.

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Adopting Non-Violent Communication in Relationships

“We need to improve our communication,” she says. “I think we communicate just fine,” he says. It is not uncommon for one partner to think that changes need to be made in the relationship and for the other to disagree or even seem indifferent.

With expressions like, “communication is a two-way street”, it is natural for the partner who wants to improve communication to think that it is impossible without effort from the other person.

But is there something to be gained by working on oneself regardless of whether your partner is ready or willing to change with you. I have heard people say, “why should I bother if my partner isn’t trying?” Or “I shouldn’t have to do all of the work.”

Changing the communication between you and your partner

I challenge this viewpoint. For just a minute, forget about whether the relationship is worth the effort or if your partner is worth the effort. The deeper question to ask yourself is do you think you are worth the effort.

With conscious determination, you can make a shift internally that could potentially reduce stress, lessen resentment, and lighten the emotional burden you may be feeling.

When you change the way you communicate, you are inherently changing the communication between you and your partner, regardless of whether your partner changes.

How is this possible?

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