Communication is the basis of all relationships.
It is not necessarily verbal, in fact most communication is non-verbal, but to convey complex concepts and to receive messages like the words "I love you" verbal communication is a very important skill.
Because we al see things differently, it has been said that 50-90% of the disagreements in relationships will not be "resolved."
But even though a problem cannot be resolved "your way", if you really feel like you have been heard - even if you haven't been agreed with - then half the problem disappears!
This is because much of the distress that surrounds any dispute is our need to feel validated, respected and listened to.
So how do we ensure we are listened to?
There are two things we need to understand about verbal communication.
Firstly that it takes practice, it is a skill that needs to be developed - we are not born with exceptional communication skills.
Secondly, that it is inherently inaccurate and prone to errors - everyone has experienced someone else getting "the wrong end of the stick" and totally misinterpreting what they had to say.
Fortunately, we can develop our communication skills and enhance the quality and joy in all of our relationships.
Your Coach may introduce a tool such as Reflective Listening
to enhance the quality of your communication.