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Understanding is essential, if any couple wants to have a healthy and thriving marriage.
When The Mister and I made the decision to move to Vancouver, it wasn’t always easy for me. I want to go, but there are SO many reasons to stay that my emotions are all over the place, thankfully The Mister has been very understanding in letting me vent or cry. He’s just sat there with me in silence or holding my hand MANY nights when I get overwhelmed.
When a relationship is new, it seems like you can talk for hours and hours. As a result, your relationship grows because of this communication.
Yet as couples get to know more and more about each other, the kind of communication in relationships also changes, and words slowly start to become redundant. This doesn’t mean that you have run out of things to talk about. No way! When you and your spouse start to use gestures and looks to communicate things to each other, it’s more of a deep-rooted level of understanding. This takes time to happen – it doesn’t occur during the first few months of a relationship.
Here are 7 ways in which couples engaged in a healthy long-term relationship deepen their understanding of each other and their relationship.
– Spontaneous eye contact
– Inside jokes
– Being able to talk about ANYTHING
– Sitting in comfortable silence
– Holding hands
– Small sacrifices
Couples in serious relationships get to know each other on a different level than even a best friend or family. As a result, they do not need words to talk to each other and show each other that they care. Gestures, actions, and even sitting in silence sometimes become far more superior than direct speech.
So tell me, how do you deepen your understanding of your spouse? When did you pass on to the non-verbal stage of understanding each other?