Learn To Listen - 3 Ways It Benefits Relationships
By Cori Sachais Swidorsky 24 Comments
We always hear about communication being the key in a relationship. If we are always talking and not listening, then communication becomes meaningless.
It's not easy to hear what someone else is saying, especially when our feelings, thoughts and opinions are different. Here are three reasons why learning to listen benefits our relationships.
Shows Respect ' When having a discussion, listening to the other person shows that you respect what they are saying. Even if we disagree with what's being said, we still need to respect their thoughts and feelings.
Helps Us To Understand ' It's difficult to understand what someone is trying to tell us if we aren't listening. Listening helps to understand why someone is feeling a certain way. Once we understand, we can move forward with the situation and take the steps needed.
Helps To Be Approachable ' In relationships, it's important for someone to feel they can to talk to us about anything. Learning to listen can help others feel comfortable approaching us any time they need or want to discuss something. We are likely to have a more open and healthy relationship if we are approachable.
We want others to respect, understand and be approachable to us right? Work on learning to listen and watch your relationship grow in positive ways