RELATIONSHIP – COMMUNICATION
Most of us want a long lasting and satisfying relationship with our partner and while there are many different components to having a good relationship, communication is one of the most important. Let’s face it, when we’re not communicating well with our partner we tend to lose that feeling of ‘connectedness’ and then perhaps lose faith that our relationship is secure.
Many completely avoid communication because it’s not pleasant, such as staying back late at work. It’s also not uncommon for clients to arrive to therapy saying that they communicate well most of the time but that they still can’t get along, this may be because they communicate well about most day to day things but that they avoid the more emotional ‘hot topics’ that are preventing them from having their emotional needs met. Unfortunately, this kind of communication corrodes many relationships but, with practice, good communication can help you to feel a deeper sense of companionship and intimacy within your relationship.
It’s important to recognise that good communication skills are not something we are born with, rather something we learn and sometimes our parents or teachers, despite sometimes well intended, weren’t the best role models. At Richmond Hill Psychology we can help you rediscover those feelings of ‘connectedness’ again through having a greater understanding and appreciation of skills that will enhance your relationship, by nurturing what works now and replacing what doesn’t with learned skills such as positive communication, problem solving and conflict resolution.
Your RHP expert therapists in this area are: Dr Janet Hall, Simon Candlish, Kylie Jeffery, Vikki Prior and Alexandra Augustine.