Communication tends to be one of the primary ways couples experience disconnection and distress and find themselves sitting in a therapy office. Moving from ‘Novice Communication’ styles to ‘Pro Communication’ styles is often a matter of attitude and effort. This article demonstrates conversations that bring connection while reducing conflict. The effort involved in talking through anticipated changes and transitions can produce connection in the moment and avoid future conflicts. Attitudes towards differences are easier to navigate when they have been explored and discussed. Maintaining benevolent attitudes becomes much more difficult when they involve finances, living arrangements, and large life decisions in troubleshooting situations where they are discovered after the fact.
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