All posts tagged: communication

Milo Action Communicator: Hassle-Free Comms Without Your Smartphone

Milo Action Communicator: Hassle-Free Comms Without Your Smartphone

As a group, we were all of similar ability and speeds, so range rarely became an issue while skiing. When someone did fall back from the group, stop for a couple of minutes, or even turn a particularly big, rocky corner, we would get a “Jeremy is out of range” alert. The Milos work best with a straight line of sight, and for our resort riding needs were more than capable. They didn’t always work from the resort bar though, which meant drinks orders were missed, but we’re not blaming Milo for this. Not much, anyway. We were also impressed by Milo’s Proximity Mute, which turns down the microphones when you’re close enough for a normal volume conversation. This worked well, with anyone not close enough still able to communicate through the speakers to the gathered group. Recent software updates have also added some voice commands to Milo, with more expected soon. We weren’t able to test these, but they include one-on-one side chats, allowing you to talk to individuals in the group with a …

New study sheds light on the role of non-verbal communication during sex

New study sheds light on the role of non-verbal communication during sex

Sexual communication is vital for a fulfilling relationship, yet it remains a complex and often awkward topic for many. A recent study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior has shed light on this issue. The findings suggest that people are more likely to communicate during sex with partners they trust and feel comfortable with, primarily using non-verbal methods to avoid disrupting the intimacy of the moment. Prior research has highlighted a link between sexual dissatisfaction and poor communication, suggesting that enhancing dialogue about sexual preferences and desires could bolster relationship satisfaction. While much is known about verbal communication on sexual topics outside the bedroom, less is known about communication that occurs in the midst of sexual activity, particularly non-verbal forms. This gap in research provided the basis for the current study. “My primary area of focus is researching intimate sexual relationships, so this topic falls squarely into my areas of interest,” said study author Alicia M. Walker, an associate professor of sociology at Missouri State University and author of Chasing Masculinity: Men, Validation, and …

Coach Communication Is Key | Psychology Today

Coach Communication Is Key | Psychology Today

Since the start of the spring season, I have been consulting with many athletes and parents who have expressed concerns regarding conversations between coaches and athletes. Coaches typically prefer that the athletes initiate a talk and speak to them if they have questions or concerns. But what about when the coaches should be talking? Let’s discuss the importance of what coaches say and do (or not) and how it translates onto the field or court. At the high school level, athletes are told to speak up for themselves about any concerns or questions that they may have. It can be difficult for parents to sit back silently and allow their children to have these difficult conversations. However, this is a part of an athlete’s growth process. Sometimes, the conversations go well and are productive, and everyone walks away feeling good. Other times, coaches take them with offense and hold it against the player, which may adversely affect when and where they play. Coaches need to recognize that it is not easy for every athlete to …

What It’s Like Being Married To A Mute

What It’s Like Being Married To A Mute

I can still vividly remember the chilly New Year’s Eve when my husband and I met. Because we were two of the tallest people in the Irish pub, we managed to gravitate toward one another like giraffes under the influence of cheap champagne. His eyes were pretty and I respected him for not once looking away from my glittery eyelashes to my glittery low-cut blouse. We talked for hours that night and tackled really important subject matter: Roth or Hagar? Summer or winter? Democrat or Republican? Ax murderer or not? In our “honeymoon phase” of the relationship, we conversed quite a bit.  It felt like we would never run out of things to talk about. So many late nights we held bulky Nokia cell phones to our ears and refused to be the first one to press end. We revealed secrets about our past and hopes for our future while sharing our present. We talked and we talked and we talked some more. But now that ten years have passed, we don’t have much to say. Let me rephrase …

Why A Certain Type Of Text Message Ruins Even The Best Relationships | Dr. Randi Gunther

Why A Certain Type Of Text Message Ruins Even The Best Relationships | Dr. Randi Gunther

Texting has become one of the most popular forms of instant communication today. And because intimate partners are likely to save these messages, they form a valuable archived written history of their relationship’s “story”. This ongoing record provides a unique opportunity for men and women to evaluate the types of text messages they send, whether or not their communication skills are helping or hindering their relationships, and the extent to which the quality of their texts synchronizes with the quality of their typical face-to-face interactions. RELATED: 12 Tiny Promises The Happiest Married Couples Make Here’s why a certain type of text message ruins even the best relationships — and what to do about it: 1. Message length In my discussions with couples I work with, most couples believe women are “wordier” than men, but whoever is the most talkative depends on the subject and situation in question. These couples also unanimously tell me men like to hear the bottom line first, then work up to the detailed back story (and only if necessary), whereas women like …

The True, Soul-Crushing Root Of Your Relationship Problems | Jeff Forte

The True, Soul-Crushing Root Of Your Relationship Problems | Jeff Forte

Despite common perception, lack of communication in relationships is not the source of marital conflict. It is merely a symptom of a larger issue in struggling relationships. People can spend years in couples counseling learning how to communicate better with each other. However, working on communication issues is an ongoing distraction that keeps people from addressing the core issues that are pushing them apart. In my opinion and experience, lack of connection is the root of relationship conflict, not communication issues. You cannot work on communication and repair a loss of connection. You cannot restore trust and passion by talking about it. Behaviors need to change, not simply words. Here are 7 breakthrough strategies that will help rebuild connection and get right to the heart of any relationship challenge: 1. Tell yourself the truth What are you doing that is hurting the relationship? Stop doing anything that is not supportive of building a connection. Self-honesty goes a long way here. We have all done things from time to time that have not been helpful in sustaining love …

How to Hire the eBook Writer for Your Needs

How to Hire the eBook Writer for Your Needs

It’s crucial to find the right eBook writer to bring your vision to life and create a quality product for your readers. In this blog post, we will discuss foolproof steps that will help you navigate the process of hiring the perfect eBook writer for your specific needs. From defining your requirements to conducting thorough research and assessing writing samples, these steps will guide you towards making an informed decision that will ensure the success of your ebook project. Understanding Your E-book Goals Defining Your Objective Your eBook writing project must begin with a clear definition of your goals and objectives. This involves determining what you aim to achieve with the ebook, whether it’s to establish thought leadership, generate leads, provide valuable information, or boost sales. Clearly outlining your objectives will guide the writing process and ensure the content meets your specific needs and expectations. Identifying Your Target Audience Objective identification of your target audience is necessary for the success of your ebook. Understanding who will be reading your ebook allows you to tailor the …

7 Tiny Life Skills That’ll Make You Infinitely More Attractive | Marilyn Orr

7 Tiny Life Skills That’ll Make You Infinitely More Attractive | Marilyn Orr

For over 10 years now I have been coaching business leaders and executives to provide leadership development for companies in the form of certificate programs, seminars, coaching skills training, and retreats. Even though I teach at primarily business seminars, I’ve been told that much of the information I provide not only helps in the executives’ careers but also their love lives — whether that be in their marriage or life partnership. When you stop to think about it, it makes sense. Here are a few of the leadership skills and principles that also apply to your serious relationship. Here are 7 tiny life skills that’ll make you infinitely more attractive: 1. Be fully present When possible, stop whatever else you are doing and offer your partner your full attention — cognitively and emotionally. When you are fully present, you can communicate more effectively and each partner can know without a doubt that they are being heard and understood. RELATED: 10 Tiny Happiness Secrets Most People Conveniently Ignore 2. Listen and ask questions The research shows that advising others is rarely effective. Instead, try asking …

7 Deep Questions That Tell You How Healthy Your Relationship Really Is | Susan Allan

7 Deep Questions That Tell You How Healthy Your Relationship Really Is | Susan Allan

If you’ve spent years in a relationship, you’ve probably experienced the discomfort of hearing demands beyond the “honey to-do” lists. Typically, your partner may want more “love”, which may mean kindness, peace, joy, generosity, affection, and passion. Perhaps your spouse has dared to request more or better intimacy. When you hear these words, the biggest challenge is they interrupt your false sense of security. When you live with someone for many years, you expect to be loved unconditionally. You might believe you are, but is that true? You may have heard about black mold that lives inside walls and poisons the air. Long-term resentments are endemic in most long-term relationships, lies of omission are the first step to a disaster that can make the entire structure unsafe and lead to unhealthy relationships. RELATED: The 2 Types Of Women Fairytales Want Us To Be — And How Both Can Sabotage Relationships Here are 7 deep questions that tell you how healthy your relationship is: 1. When asked to “change,” is there a benefit? Heart-centered listening is …

Marriage Counselor Reveals Top 3 Complaints In Couples Therapy

Marriage Counselor Reveals Top 3 Complaints In Couples Therapy

Your spouse is often your most cherished person and closest confidant. However, this also means they’re likely the person you clash with and have disagreements with the most.  Corrin Voeller, a marriage therapist and relationship coach, took to TikTok to reveal the top complaints she hears from couples about one another — and how they often differ between husbands and wives. Here are the top 3 complaints husbands make about their wives during counseling: 1. Lack of physical affection.  “He will refer to this as intimacy, and he also means physical touch, like hand holding, kisses, hugging … and more,” Voeller explained.  The men Voeller has counseled frequently reported a “lack of enthusiasm” from their wives when they do engage in physical affection, and that they are rarely the ones to initiate it.  Physical touch tends to be a crucial part of relationships for men. According to research conducted by experts at The Kinsey Institute in Bloomington, Ind., kissing cuddling, and caressing are more important to men than women and increase their overall satisfaction in a relationship.  RELATED: The 5 …