Couple Communication

Communication is essential in relationships. However, sometimes to keep our heart open, we need to keep our mouth shut!

At work, you can’t necessarily stop a conversation and welcome your colleagues into your arms when you slide into a poor communication pattern. You can, however, show respect in a moment of tension, stay silent, regroup, and possibly come back to re-establish more effective dialogue and connection… I know, it might just be easier to hug your colleagues!

The point is: in order to maintain the delicate equilibrium of connection in relationships, sometimes we need to find the courage to speak up, but sometimes we need to find the courage to shut up and practice tenderness and compassion!

Happy Valentine Day!

Reflective question: In your relationships, to keep your heart open, do you need to find more courage to speak up? Or more courage to shut up ?

Couple Communication

7 Responses

  1. Wonderful words and vignette, Carole: “…we need to find the courage to shut up and practice tenderness and compassion!” Words to live by!

    Jeff February 14, 2017 at 5:20 am #
  2. Such a wonderful and masterful cartoon to go with these very wise words — just love the owls!!!

    Aimee Lyndon-Adams February 14, 2017 at 12:04 pm #
  3. C’est bon de se rappeler les bonnes choses essentielles à nos vies …..
    Merci Carole 💛

    Anne February 15, 2017 at 2:45 am #
  4. Quelle est chouette ta chouette!

    Gauthier February 16, 2017 at 11:24 am #
    • Malheureusement, on ne peut pas apprécier en anglais combien le mot “chouette” est un mot mignon!

      Carole Lévy February 18, 2017 at 8:37 am #

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