My husband and I were only communicating on a need to know basis such as if our dog or child was ill, but generally, we just didn’t really talk.
Money was a topic we couldn’t discuss as it is very emotive and we could end up in days of silence. However, since working with Emily, we had a conversation about money only last week and it was absolutely fine!
No one felt judged, accused or “less than”. It was simply, “this is the situation, this is what I’m doing. This is what you’re doing. This is what’s going to happen”. No one got annoyed. We just walked away from that conversation and carried on – happily I might add!
Our emotional communication has improved. There is ownership of our emotions and our reactions. “I felt like this. This was happening for me.”
We also want to spend time together. Before this programme we barely talked and we just existed in the same space. Now we actually want to spend time together. I want to talk to him!
Before I didn’t want to be in the relationship. Now we have reshaped our relationship and there’s no one else I want to be with. I really want to be with him and I want it to be better than just good.