3 Things That Stop Communication In Any Relationship
1. Criticizing and judging the other person. Playing on someone’s weaknesses is deadly. STOP: Let something good be said. Acknowledge what that person is doing right.
2. Not believing things can change. When you tell yourself that, there is really no reason to continue on. STOP: Give the person the benefit of the doubt. Changes happen all the time.
3. Feeling like no one hears you. If you really feel that no one is listening, why share yourself? But have you confronted that person, or have you assumed that they are uninterested. STOP: Be direct, to the point, and ask if they care about what’s going on with you—or is it something else? Listen to their response—you’ll probably have a good idea of what’s happening.