Communication is the process of transferring and getting messages through verbal or nonverbal means, writing and graphical representations, signs, signals, and behavior. In simple language, communication is said to be “the creation and exchange of meaning.” For married couples, it is necessary to do communication activities to improve the way they converse with one another. In this way, communication skills are enhanced and spouses learn to understand one another.
For doing this activity, it is necessary to spend some time to talk with your spouse and select a matter to talk about. Once a matter is selected both spouses should begin to converse. You should discuss the matter in an organized way. The matter on which you are discussing must be reflecting, justifying, and understanding.
Couples must change the unconstructive language with constructive language. When you are about to say something negative to your spouse about his/her behavior, you should stop and come up with a more positive way to give your message. This makes individuals more receptive of how they converse and repeal unconstructive communication patterns.
For improving communication, couples should plan and go on a trip. It is a type of therapeutic exercise. This activity is effective because it allows couples to relax and unwind. The process of planning and getting to your destination also presents opportunities to communicate more effectively.
In this exercise, both partners should make a list of three things that they like and dislike in their spouse. Then you should tell to your spouse. When your partner reads them out, praise him/ her for their qualities and explains why the other points are disliked by you. This exercise is proved as one of the most effective communication activities for couples.
To hearten and look after your marriage, couples must leave and convey your innermost sentiments and susceptible side to the other. It will help in understanding your spouse and make the marriage stronger. Therefore Communication also helps to show respect towards your partner. Learning and adhering to these couples’ communication exercises can help couples deal with sensitive issues.