EPISODE 371: Communication in Relationships

Any relationship crisis is usually coupled with a communication breakdown. Your needs are not being met, so you shut down. You’re upset about something, but instead of voicing it, you bottle it up. Your partner does the same, and over time, you grow distant, bitter, and even resentful. We’ve all experienced this poor communication pattern at some point.

But what does good communication even look like?

Do you take notes and make an outline of your key points? Do you talk, text, or email? There is no right answer to this, but everyone in a relationship needs to figure it out one way or another to survive. On this week’s show, you’ll meet a couple’s counselor who shares her best practices for couples in crisis and those who want to avoid problems in the future.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to assign one listener and one speaker during conversations
  • The “doing” versus “feeling” part of showing love
  • How to navigate the complexities of money, sex, and lack of time
  • Emotional versus physical affairs
  • How polarity attracts and also creates conflict


Sonya Jensen is a marriage counselor, premarital counselor, relationship coach, and breakup recovery counselor with Growing Self Counseling and Coaching. Her practical, positive approach helps couples succeed, and individuals create positive changes in their lives.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

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