Communication is so important in relationships.

It can increase intimacy, build trust, resolve conflict, offer support, and take the guesswork and assumptions out of the equation.

Communication doesn’t always come naturally! It’s a skill that can be built and practiced, and there are tools and frameworks you can use to communicate better and more effectively.

Part of communication isn’t just expressing ourselves – it’s listening and understanding where the other party is coming from as well.

I use the Empathetic Response Exercise below with many of my clients.
Download the image and try this out with your partner!