Listening is Not a Spectator Sport - Rules for Active Listening. Part 2 of Our 3-part Couples Communication Series.

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National Healthy Marriage Resource Center.
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The second part in a 3-part series, this brief explains effective strategies for active listening between couples. The strategies include: use body language that signals that you are listening intently to your partner; after the speaker has communicated their point, pause to reflect on what has been said and replay in your own words what you believe the speaker tried to communicate; do not use restating your partner's communication as an opportunity to further state your point or voice a disagreement; and convey that you understand what has been communicated. A list of additional resources is provided.

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