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Your Relationship Depends on Good Communication

I deal with lots of relationship problems either individually or as a couple. One of the factors that are common to every relationship problem is a lack of communication. I am always amazed at how little people who share their lives together manage to talk about anything of importance. If they do manage to speak to each other it only seems to revolve around who is picking the kids up and what time will you be home?

Learning to communicate is a skill that needs practicing and I start clients off by giving them the following list of questions to discuss together. It’s always interesting to hear how surprised people are at some of the answers they get!

Relationship Evaluation Questions

Please spend some time answering these questions together.

  1. How much significant time do you spend together, when and how do you spend it?
  2. Describe 5 behaviours or tasks that your partner does that you appreciate.
  3. What 5 personal qualities of your partner do you appreciate?
  4. How frequently do you let your partner know that you appreciate them?
  5. What 3 important requests do you have for your partner at this time?
  6. What frustrates you most about your partner?
  7. What frustrates you most about your partner’s communication?
  8. What do you do to let your partner know that you love them?
  9. What has been the most fulfilling experience of your relationship?
  10. What has been the most upsetting experience of your relationship?
  11. What behaviours would you like to change in yourself?

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Although I consider myself a confident person, I was really nervous when I met Wendy for the first time. I had only emailed her before so it was really nerve wracking walking up the stairs to her office. I can honestly say it’s one of the best things I have ever done. Wendy is really normal, no in fact she isn’t normal as she is unfailingly bright and smiley even when she has to listen to me moan on about how awful my life was. It feels like having a chat with somebody who just gets you and you can trust with things you have never trusted anybody else with before. The magic bit comes when things you have talked about just pop up into your head and you start to do things differently. Wendy once joked about not having a magic wand, but I think she has.

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I came to Wendy with a set of problems I have never been able to fully explain to anyone, which included grief, many family issues and alcohol problems. Wendy truly has an active listening style and absorbs everything you are saying, whilst not making you feel analysed, it is an incredible skill. She astounded me at how she got to the crux of the issues so fast. So much so that we both agreed I only needed one session with her, obviously this may not be the case with everyone but I would confidently recommend her to anyone, regardless of your problems. There was no awkwardness or even clock watching, she is wonderful at what she does, take the plunge and make an appointment, you will not regret it. Life is a direction not a destination and she will get you on the path again.

JB

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