Want to Stay Close? Start Sharing
In relationships, one of the bad habits couples can get into is to stop sharing with each other. Whether it's due to being "too busy" or because people start to feel like their partner doesn't get them, people in relationships just start to pull back, to withdraw and not say what's on their mind. As a consequence, distance and resentment start to build.
Whether it's sharing about the irritations of your day or a dream you have, it's absolutely critical to share these thoughts and feelings with your partner - even if it's hard or you feel misunderstood. If you keep trying to share (in constructive, positive ways) and your partner repeatedly dismisses, minimizes or outright turns against you, seek help.
1. 20 minutes a day (10 minutes each) after work sharing about your day. This is the classic debriefing and answer to "How was our day, dear?"
How do you share with your partner?
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