A Month of Messages: 30 Days to Better Communication with Your Spouse
Do y’all know how hard it is to keep a secret from you? It’s probably one of the most difficult blog-related things I’ve ever done. I’m usually so open and honest here because, you know, this is my safe space. This is where I go to write and to share so having to withhold something from this space was a definite challenge. Finally though, finally, I can share the labor of love I’ve been working on for the past few months.
First, a little background…
Did you know…
- My husband and I were long-distance for a year before finally being together in person?
- During that first year our entire relationships consisted of emails, IM’s, text messages, and phone calls.
- We’ve now been together for 6 years
Is there a secret?
When people ask us if we have a “secret” to a happy marriage we just smile, nod, and say, “Good communication.” After being able to do nothing but talk for a year I’d say we got pretty good at learning how to communicate with each other.
We learned the hard stuff like how to meet someone where they are, the importance of listening (really listening, not that fake ‘I hear you but I’m really spending all of this time formulating what I’m going to say in response to you because I just know that everything you’re saying is so incredibly wrong’), how perceptions can impact communication, how to say what you really mean, and how hinting around at your true meaning can destroy a relationship.
Yeah…we went through a lot.
We had a lot of fights that included the sentence, “But that’s not what your message said!!!” which really boiled down to, “What you wrote and what I interpreted were not the same thing.”
Now though? Now, we get it.
And now I’m helping you too.
Over the last few months I’ve spent a lot of time focusing on communication. I have taught listening and communication skills for years and now I’m putting all of that knowledge in a single place, just for you in my brand new book, A Month of Messages: 30 Days to Better Communication with Your Spouse.
Friends, this book is packed with everything I know about how to be an amazing communicator and how to build an incredible relationship with your spouse based on nothing more than your words. I promise it will improve the communication skills in your marriage within 30 days by offering things like:
- Communication prompts
- Questions to spark new dialog
- Tips to improve your listening skills
- How to understand your spouse’s communication style
- Recognizing triggers
- What your body language is communicating
- and so much more
All I’m asking you for is 30 days. Stick with me for 30 days and at the end of it I promise you’ll be communicating with your spouse better than ever.
What do you say? Are you in?