Article by Damian Hughes.
Billy Connolly jokes about spotting the danger signs of complacency creeping into his relationship with his wife. “One year, I wrote on my wife’s Valentine’s card, ‘I love you, dear. P.S See last year’s card for details.’”
The many changes and transitions of midlife – kids growing up and leaving home (or staying!), retirement uncertainties, physical changes, possible desires for new focus – can all impact of our relationship. However, getting things back on track with a loved one, or on a new track, if desired, can be simpler than we think and the starting point is to look at how you are communicating with each other. Let me explain.
Understand your signals
Psychologists suggest that during the conversations we have with others, we make signals or ‘bids.’ If that word makes...