How many times have you heard yourself say “I just can’t get through to you!”? It can often feel frustrating if it seems as though your partner isn’t listening or doesn’t understand what you’re trying to say.
Often, instead of getting clearer people can just get louder in the hope that maybe this time, your partner will finally hear what you’re saying. But very rarely does this work without at least one person feeling bruised by the experience.
It can lead to you deciding not to say if there is something on your mind because you’re ‘sure’ your partner won’t listen anyway. In these situations what can often be communicated is the frustration at the interaction rather than the hurt feelings that sit underneath this.
Something a therapist will be able to help you with is getting in touch with these feelings and helping to facilitate a conversation between you and your partner so that what you feel may be heard and accepted.
Poor communication is one of the most common problems in relationships and with the right help, we can help you find a better way.