Communication Saves Relationships and Lives
I was looking around on line the other day when i found this article called "5 Communication Mistakes That Kill Relationships."
The main points you can probably guess. It's amazing how much we know to do but don't do!
- Not asking unique, personal questions.
- Not stating the obvious.
- Not communicating a problem or harsh truth.
- Not communicating at all (or being passive aggressive).
- Not listening and empathizing.
So we know poor communication can kill a relationship but did you know that a new study shows it can kill us or our partner!
The Daily Mail reports that British researchers looked at about 1,000 adults who had a spouse or lived with their partner, assessing them over a 20-year period for a connection between stress and communication.
The data showed people who didn't respond well to everyday stress were the same people who felt their partner had become less caring over a 10-year period. Those who felt their partner had become less responsive ended up with a 42 percent higher risk of dying within 20 years of the study.
And here is the connection to communication: Scientists say this inability to deal with stress could be caused by their partner not listening to them, which is a key component of good communication.
The American Psychological Association says chronic stress is linked with the six leading causes of death -- heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide. One way to work through all that killer stress? Talk about it with your partner!