Effective Relationship Communication Tips from the MediLodge Whole Person Wellness Program

Communicating In A Relationship


  • Find the Right Time.  If something is bothering you and you would like to have a serious conversation about it, make sure you pick the right time to talk.
  • Talk Face to Face.  Avoid talking about serious matters or issues in writing. Text message, letters and emails can be misinterpreted.
  • Do Not Attack.  Even when we mean well, we can sometimes come across as harsh because of our word choice. Using “you” can sound like you are attacking which will make your partner defensive.
  • Be Honest.  Agree to be honest. Sometimes the truth hurts, but it is the key to a healthy relationship. Admit that you are not always perfect and apologize when you make a mistake instead of making excuses.
  • Check Your Body Language.  Make eye contact when speaking. Sit up and face your partner. Let your partner know you are listening. Don’t take a call or text when you are talking. Listen and respond.
  • Use the 48 Hour Rule.  If your partner does something that makes you angry, you need to tell them about it. But you don’t have to do it right away. If you are still hurt 48 hours later, say something. If not, consider forgetting about it.

The goal of the MediLodge Whole Person Wellness Program is to recognize the unique individuality of everyone. This approach to wellness is an active process in which everyone is encouraged to make choices towards personal growth in seven dimensions of wellness: physical, social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, occupational/vocational and financial. Most workplace wellness programs focus entirely on physical health. With a whole person wellness approach, the physical needs will not be downplayed, but will be held in equal importance as the dimensions that involve mind and spirit. In whole person wellness a high priority is placed on prevention, individual involvement and the responsibility we each have for achieving optimal wellness of body, mind and spirit.




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