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If you know how to listen to your fiancé, then by all means you’ll know how to talk with him or her. When there is balance between both of you in a discussion, your relationship is evolving into a promised vow of connection for the rest of your lives. But, here is the “but” word again, if you are an interrupter, your communication will never evolve to become the kind of communication you desire. Inside every woman and man is the desire to communicate well with our lover and sometimes when we are the reason for failed communication we don’t realize it’s because of our interruptions. Interruptions are a cause for relationships to fail and to deteriorate.
Research conducted by Dr. Pepper Schwartz, James Witte, and Chrisanna Northrup,
59% of men and 59% of women said that they’re interrupted by their partners anywhere from sometimes to all the time.
One thing you might ask yourself if you are an interrupter: Why do I interrupt my partner? Do I feel strong about my viewpoint? Do I want to prove I’m always right? Am I impolite? Am I trying to belittle his/her point of view? Am I controlling to the extent that I don’t give him/her the chance to finish the sentence? Am I losing my intimacy with my partner? Or, am I in a civil partnership?
If you want to get rid of the habit of interruption you must learn to become a good listener! How? That’s another blog post coming soon.
In my next blog post, I’ll tell you about a technique on how to help your partner, if he or she is the interrupter, to overcome this destructive habit.