Tips for good listening include: Open and clear communication can be learnt.Some people find it hard to talk and may need time and encouragement to express their views.Counsellors are trained to recognise the patterns in a couple’s communication that are causing problems and to help change those patterns.You could also consider doing a course that is relevant to your relationship.Information about a therapy, service, product or treatment does not imply endorsement and is not intended to replace advice from your doctor or other registered health professional.Content has been prepared for Victorian residents and wider Australian audiences, and was accurate at the time of publication.
Double check your understanding of what your partner is saying.
If you are having difficulty expressing yourself, or talking with your partner about something, you might find it helps to talk to a counsellor.
If you can’t seem to improve the communication in your relationship, consider talking with a relationship counsellor.
We often hear how important communication is, but not what it is and how we can use good communication in our relationships.
By definition, communication is the transfer of information from one place to another.