communication in marriage is unlike any other circumstances. Couples may often
find that the types of things they need to communicate about in marriage are
different than previously in their lives, so they can struggle to communicate
effectively with their partners.
communication helps couples build togetherness from the very beginning of
marriage, so being set up for success will be the first step in effectively
resolving stresses in early marriage and beyond.1.
How would you like your partner to tell you (and show
you) that you are appreciated?
What is your favorite thing about the communication
between you and your partner?
What most bothers you about the current way you and
your partner communicate?
How would you like your partner to bring up things
that he or she would like you to change about how to speak or act?
List some things your partner does that have made it challenging
to share yourself with him / her. Are there anything you might do in return to
make it challenging for your partner to do the same?
What is something you have been reluctant to discuss
with your partner until now?
7. Talk about
what you think your communication style is. Do you think you and your partner
have the same communication styles? Why or why not?
8. How do you
think forgiveness will function or matter in your marriage? Is forgiveness something
you find easy to give? How difficult is it for you to provide forgiveness to
someone after they hurt you?
Have you ever noticed
instances of command communication tendencies exhibited by the other person? If
so, how do you feel that affected the