Ways To Better Communicate With Your Significant Other

Accept your spouse for who they are. Men and women communicate differently, and accepting this is key. While it may not be easy to change how you think and feel, it is easy to change your perspective. Accept who they are and how they best communicate. That may require you to approach them differently to have a more effective conversation. As long as you are learning and progressing together, you are on the right track. The problems start when either partner is unwilling to change their approach. Relationships are compromise. Before speaking, think long and hard about how they would approach you with a similar conversation. Follow their lead and speak to them in ways they can relate to.

Feed each others love languages. If you haven’t read the 5 Love Languages book by Gary Chapman, now is the time to do so. This book breaks down the various ways people feel most loved. There are so many different ways, and most importantly, everyone is different. For many it is in gifts. For others it is all about physical touch and affection. Make sure you figure out each others love languages and then USE them. When you feel loved, it is much easier to increase quality communication.

Leave emotions at the door. This is easier said than done for both men and women, but sometimes you just need to get logical about things. Yes, emotions are at the key of most relationships, but there are many situations where you need to check your emotions at the door and listen to your spouse and their thoughts from a logical calm point of view.

What often works best, especially when emotions are already running high, is physical space. Take a walk. Take deep breaths. Give yourself a few minutes to relax, because so often, during this time, things naturally fall into perspective and the simple minutes of silence between you two can often be enough to solve the problem.

Leave the past behind you. Make an agreement that each conversation will be about the here and now. Leave past grievances where they are – in the past. While you may wish to proceed with caution, avoid the urge to bring up past indiscretions or arguments. Instead, focus on the good things and the current situation as it stands alone.

Put down your phone. This is one of the biggest issues in communicating with your spouse. We forget that to do so, we need to focus on them. Our phones, computers, televisions and tablets have become attached to our hips. When it is time to get serious with your spouse, give them your full attention. Meaning: put away electronics and focus exclusively on them!

Desiring better communication with your spouse is something we should all strive for. No matter how many years you have been together, there is always room to change and grow. It is important that you focus on each other and continue to learn how to reach each other in the best way possible.

The Best Way to Talk about Life Insurance

 

Option5Talking about life insurance can often times be a tricky and uncomfortable subject with people. In fact, a majority of the public are uninsured simply because they do not want to have a discussion about the idea of death. But why does this talk have to be so difficult? Shouldn’t everyone want to be advised about how to further better prepare for the future? While this is true, one thing you need to understand is the emotional mindset people associate with life insurance. Once you are able to get into this perspective, then you will be able to provide the most educational information for your clients.

When selling life insurance, you want to enter in the mindset of an educator and teacher. Treat every client as a blank slate. Most case scenarios, clients are either unaware or uninterested in life insurance. Your first job is to grab their attention. Like any sales representative, you need a way to have them listen. Forcing a group of people in a room to listen to you speak for fifteen minutes is not the most effective way to pull clientele. The best was is to hook them with a strong introduction. Start off with a variety of questions or even tell a story. The more relatable the introduction is to the person, the more interested people will get.

Once you have established a strong introduction, it is time for you to talk about life insurance. During this process, it is important that you are both informative and relatable. To be relatable, you want to keep in mind that some of the information may be too complex for people to understand. Simplifying this information in more relatable concepts can really hold the attention of the entire group. Do not mistake this for not providing any information. Life insurance is a very complex topic that needs to be broken down before someone can make a commitment. Providing this information, in the most simplistic understandable way, will keep the attention and interest of your customers.

As you present your information, make sure you are also personable and honest. The topic about death can be a very taboo discussion. Relating your own experiences and the value that life insurance brought to your life can ease people’s tension. Even if you have not had a personal experience with life insurance, talk about the securities it can have for the people you care about. Create hypothetical examples of why life insurance is necessary and why they should get it for themselves.

Last but not least, answer all questions. Many people still have a variety of questions about how the overall process works and what they should do if they want to start, continue, or transfer from one life insurance to the next. To do this, it would be in your best interest to stay an additional ten to twenty minutes just in case there are a few people who want to talk to you. Also, do not be afraid in approach people individually if they have any questions. Sometimes, people will reframe from asking their question because they are timid in speaking in front of a large group of people. This will give you an opportunity to continue educating those who want to learn more and also potentially gain a client.