Good communication doesn’t mean that everyone agrees. It doesn’t even mean that no one gets frustrated! What it does mean is that everyone has their point of view heard and validated. Good communication happens when people are talking in a calm, respectful, and honest way. This can be hard to do when emotions are involved! But with practice, you and your partner can figure out where you might get stuck.
What does “good” communication look like? We talk and text all the time–what could possibly be missing? Quantity of communication does not necessarily mean quality. And a lot of communication can be misinterpreted. Over the next several weeks Angelus will focus in on the concepts of Couple’s and what makes and breaks healthy communication within a relationship.
Athletics can provide a positive element to a young person’s life: building confidence, teaching teamwork and self-discipline, developing and maintaining good exercise habits, and honing communication skills. It can also come with immense pressure that can take a toll on your young athlete. Today’s blog explores how we can best be there to support our young athletes physical and mental health.
Terrifying… Devastating… Incapacitating… There is no way to truly describe the feeling of watching a person you care about sink into addiction and spiral out of control. It is a normal reaction to want to jump in, to in some way help them, to try to change that person and their behavior. However, this becomes the slippery slope of codependency and can lead us on a path that drowns out who we are and exchanges our lives for theirs. This week’s blog focus on the balance between Caring & Codependency.