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Want to reduce misunderstanding? Do these five things in your relationship

Published on Feb 05, 2024 07:12 PM IST
  • From using simple language to watching our tone, here are a few ways to reduce misunderstandings in a relationship.
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In a relationship, misunderstandings may happen sometimes. The main reason for misunderstanding is inactive listening or some kind of lapse in proper communication. But the way we address the misunderstanding determines the health of the relationship. "There is no magic solution but what will help is simple, clear communication where you speak from your perspective and give them your full attention," wrote Therapist Lucille Shackleton.(iStock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 05, 2024 07:12 PM IST

In a relationship, misunderstandings may happen sometimes. The main reason for misunderstanding is inactive listening or some kind of lapse in proper communication. But the way we address the misunderstanding determines the health of the relationship. "There is no magic solution but what will help is simple, clear communication where you speak from your perspective and give them your full attention," wrote Therapist Lucille Shackleton.(iStock)

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Instead of using jargon and long sentences that can be confusing, we should use simple language to communicate. (iStock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 05, 2024 07:12 PM IST

Instead of using jargon and long sentences that can be confusing, we should use simple language to communicate. (iStock)

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We should stay focused on the topic in hand and try to not get distracted in the middle of the discussion. (iStock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 05, 2024 07:12 PM IST

We should stay focused on the topic in hand and try to not get distracted in the middle of the discussion. (iStock)

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It should be a two-way communication. We should say a few words, and then let the partner respond, and continue the conversation. (iStock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 05, 2024 07:12 PM IST

It should be a two-way communication. We should say a few words, and then let the partner respond, and continue the conversation. (iStock)

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We should state our perspective only. We should be conscious of our tone and body language as well. (iStock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 05, 2024 07:12 PM IST

We should state our perspective only. We should be conscious of our tone and body language as well. (iStock)

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Emotions influence the way we interpret information – so we should be aware of the way we are feeling.(iStock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 05, 2024 07:12 PM IST

Emotions influence the way we interpret information – so we should be aware of the way we are feeling.(iStock)

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