I feel like I’m constantly giving relationship advice on what to say, how to say things, and what not to say. But sometimes it’s better to say nothing at all, to embrace the peacefulness and calmness of silence. That’s the subject of this week’s Love Essentially.
When and how to use the power of silence in a relationship by Jackie Pilossoph for Chicago Tribune Media Group
There’s no doubt that effective communication is a key ingredient in sustaining a happy, healthy romantic relationship.
But sometimes couples focus so much on how to talk to each other — what to say, what not to say, how to say something — that they forget about the importance of two things: listening to their partner and just sitting together in silence.
Three things happened to me recently that caused me to realize the power and benefits that can come from less talking and more listening.
First, someone at my company gave me a tip on how to improve communication with some of my clients.
“So many salespeople focus way too much on describing the features and benefits of their product instead of just sitting down with the client, asking questions and just listening,” she said.
She explained that when you let someone else talk about their needs, they are really selling themselves because they have the clarity of their own voice convincing them.
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