Did you know that happy couples experience a ratio of 20 positive to every 1 negative interaction between them? Conflicting couples = 5:1, and Divorcing Couples = 0.8:1.
It is difficult to communicate kindness to others, when we are not kind to ourselves; through our own self-talk, and other ways that we support ourselves (or don't) on a daily basis. Good communication cultivates love, understanding and deepens intimacy. It includes self-disclosure, active listening, and non-verbal gestures that reflect: a heartfelt connection, undivided attention, eye-contact, smiles, head nodding, ...um-hmm's, gentle touch and caring.