Have you ever been in a conversation with your spouse where you felt like you weren’t on the same page and that you were speaking different languages? It can be so frustrating and can feel completely overwhelming. Join us on today’s video as we talk about how to move forward when we are in this spot. You can work through it, it might just take some time. Remember to be patient and pursue your spouse.
[0:52] Recognize where you feel like you and your spouse are speaking different languages.
[1:25] When we are at a place where we are frustrated with one another and struggling to communicate, don’t walk away. Push through the communication struggle.
[1:42] Take a break and come back. Take another break and come back. And another and another if necessary. But the conflict is not finished until we both feel heard, understood, and valued.
[2:00] Actively pursue until you can understand one another.
[2:12] Repeat back what you heard to your spouse and ask them if that’s what they meant.
[2:25] Ask them to further help you to understand.
[2:50] Rather than focusing on the what, focus on the emotions behind it.
[4:30] We have to have a meeting of meanings.
[5:47] Share expectations, emotions, and fears to get to a meeting of meanings.
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