Taliking Makes Love Stronger

Talking Makes Love Stronger
Instructor:   Robert Lindquist
May 28, 2012

In the article “Can We Talk? Researcher Talks about the Role of Communication in Happy Marriages,” I do believe that self-disclosure is important because help build a stronger relationship. I believe in that because we open all the doors that we do not open with just friends. I do see how the article helps relationships being not only open with each other but help to get closer and stronger. I need other different relationships; I have not been very open because of the fear of getting hurt after my first marriage. I have slowly in my relationship with my husband now have been very open with him about my feels, opinions, values and thoughts because he has shown me that what I have to is important to our relationship.
I do believe that gender has a lot to do with communication of relationships because with couples it is the woman that stays quite without speaking up because she feels that it would not make a difference of what she thought. When reading the article I found it interesting when I read the "Many couples think they're communicating with each other" when they sort out who will pick up the kids, pay the bills or call the grandparents, says Orbuch. But that's not the kind of communication she's talking about.1 I was one that thought speaking to my husband about the simple things was communicating with him but it is a surprise but I see the truth in it because having a true conversation with my husband is one that involves our feels, thoughts, goals, and dreams. I will though take the tip on communicating with my husband for ten minutes every day about us and each other’s feelings, fears, goals, and thoughts and I know that in doing so it will make our relationship even stronger.

  1. Schoenberg, N. (2011, January 17). Can we talk? Researcher talks about the role of communication in happy marriages. McClatchy-Tribune News Service. Retrieved from ProQuest...