Do you want to know the secret to making your relationship stronger? It’s being a good listener. It sounds simple but it’s not always easy to do. These are some tips you can use to help you become a better listener and make your relationship stronger.
1. Give Him Air Space
The first step to being a good listener is to give your man some air space. He can’t talk if there’s no space for him to say anything. Sometimes we girls get so wrapped up in sharing all the things that have been going on in our lives that we forget to give him space to talk. It’s great to share with your guy but make sure he has a turn to talk, too. You may be surprised at what all he shares with you.
2. Learn about the Subjects He Talks about
Your guy will probably talk to you about a variety of subjects just like you do with him. But some will come up more than others like his job or his hobbies. It’s good to learn a little bit about the subjects he talks about most. That’ll help you be able to carry on a conversation with him. He’ll appreciate that you’re making an effort to know what goes on in his world.
3. Ask Questions
Asking questions is a good way to show your interest and keep a conversation going. It can also help you to understand anything confusing he may be talking about. Your man will appreciate your interest and enjoy explaining things to you. It gives him a chance to show his knowledge on the subject.
4. Be Interested
It’s important to be interested in the conversation. It isn’t always easy, especially if it isn’t your favorite subject. Don’t let your mind wander off. Make the effort to concentrate on what he’s saying. He’ll know if you’re tuned in or not. Being a good listener is a great way of showing that you love him.
5. Give Some Feedback
It’s good to give some feedback to let him know that you’re listening to him. Even if all you say is that it sounds like he had a good game, it’s enough to let him know you’re interested in what he’s saying. Think about when you’re sharing something. You appreciate the comments and feedback you get from others. He feels the same way.
6. Watch Your Body Language
Your body language can communicate a lot to your guy. It can reveal if you’re enjoying the conversation or if you’re bored. There are things you can do to show your interest in the conversation. You can lean towards him a bit when he’s talking. You can tilt your head to the side to show you’re thinking about what he’s said. And maintaining eye contact is a great way to show you’re interested in both him and the conversation.
7. Let Him Know You Enjoy Your Conversations
It’s good to let your guy know that you enjoy talking with him. Your conversations bring you closer together as a couple. It’s a way of sharing and learning about each other’s world. Telling your guy that you love talking with him will make him happy. He’s going to share more about his life with you if he knows you enjoy hearing what he has to say.
These 7 steps can make you a better listener and strengthen your relationship. Which part of being a good listener do you need to work on? I’d love to hear from you.