On 12 September 2018 I published a blog called ‘How To Really Listen And Make People Fall In Love With You’.
It was a detailed blog about the mechanics of listening.
The ability to listen well makes such a huge difference to our relationships that I feel compelled to address it again from a slightly different angle.
What triggered this train of thought was watching Harville Hendrix and Helen Hunt, his wife, being interviewed. They are relationship gurus and have been working for decades helping couples who are struggling with their relationships.
Interestingly, they articulated what I know to be true from my own experience which is that poor communication between people leads to toxic relationships by which I mean relationships where you feel unloved, unimportant, even invisible as well as angry, frustrated and resentful.