How do you communicate effectively?

Canada
February 4, 2009 8:39am CST
I've been trying to communicate with my husband(it's always about money),without it ending in tears and sceaming.He never seems to listen to what i'm saying when i have concern,tries to dismiss my problem. Witch of course upset me.I would like to have a normal conversation about thing that need to be discuss without a fight.
1 response
@zhuhuifen46 (3486)
• China
10 Feb 09
Quite often we hear people say that somebody is capable, but no good in communication, or he is a good husband, but never tells about his thoughts, or I never know what my daughter is thinking about.... Communication needs the ability to express your ideas, observations and feelings clearly, with focus, in good pace, and in good humour. But it is more than skills of speaking and writing. It also needs the correct attitude to listen and to understand, and it needs your respect to others ideas, and opinions. Thus, you will be able to know what the others are responding and commenting on your words. What is more, you also hear others sharing with you their observations and feelings. By and by you will extend your power of influence, which is nowadays a unique gift and potential qualification for successful career.