Building Stronger Relationships: Reconnecting With Your Partner
Posted by Lori Chau on March 30, 2015
By Lori Chau
Individual and Couples Relationship Counsellor
Do you feel that your relationship has shifted recently? Are you feeling a “blockage” in connecting with your partner? How can you reconnect better with him or her and strengthen that bond between the two of you again?
1. A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY
Putting aside a little bit of time for you and your partner each day will go a long way. Making time for him or her requires you to be 100% present. Put away your newspaper, magazine, phone, iPad or laptop and make an effort to stay truly present.
2. LISTEN WITH CURIOSITY
Think about the time the two of you first met. How did you listen to what each other had to say? Did you ask curious questions when your partner tried to tell you something? Next time, try to refrain from giving advice right away but be genuinely curious while you are listening to your partner.
3. ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS
If you’ve recently felt a shift in your relationship, rebuild and strengthen your bond by showing your partner how much you appreciate him or her. Show your partner fondness and admiration. Send them small love notes or love letters, take them out on a date, cook something special with them. Whatever the action is, make sure you let your partner know how wonderful and amazing he or she is to you.
If you would like to enhance your relationship with your partner and learn how to communicate effectively please contact 3167-7040 to make an appointment with Lori Chau, Individual & Couples Counsellor.
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