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  • Writer's picturePremanandhan Narayanan

The importance of mindfulness in communication with your spouse to maintain a healthy relationship

Communication is an essential aspect of any healthy relationship. However, sometimes communication can lead to misunderstandings and conflicts, especially between spouses.

It is true that when people speak to their loved ones, they sometimes forget important points, or they may not choose their words carefully, leading to unintentional hurt feelings or misunderstandings. In contrast, when people call customer care, they often hear a message that their call is being recorded for "training and quality purposes." This message serves as a reminder that their words are being recorded and that they should be mindful of what they say.

In a similar way, conversations between spouses can be thought of as being recorded in an "automatic recording mode," where everything that is said is remembered and can be recalled later. Even after several years, a spouse may remember specific words or phrases that were said, and this can lead to arguments or disagreements.

Therefore, it is important to approach conversations with your spouse thoughtfully and mindfully. Before speaking, take a moment to consider whether what you are about to say is necessary or helpful. If it is not, it may be better to refrain from speaking and wait until a more appropriate time. Additionally, it is crucial to choose your words carefully and avoid making hurtful or offensive comments.

By being mindful of your words and choosing to speak only when necessary, you can help keep your family relationship in peace. Remember, effective communication is about more than just saying what you think or feel - it is also about listening, understanding, and finding common ground. With patience, empathy, and a willingness to communicate openly and honestly, you can build a strong, healthy, and lasting relationship with your spouse.


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