Good listening skills are critical for the success of any relationship, especially for couples!

Here are some reasons why:


Good listening skills are essential for effective communication between couples. When you disagree with your partner, sometimes you may not want to listening to their viewpoint. Although listening to something you disagree with isn’t always fun, it is important to your relationship!

When you listen actively and with curiosity to your partner, you understand their perspective and can respond appropriately. When you take the time to listen to your partners viewpoints, you are exposed to thoughts and perspectives you may not have considered before and your curiosity allows you to understand your partner better. Sometimes though, you may not like what you are hearing, keep an open mind and you could learn new things just by listening to your partner. This also helps expand your mind to be more accepting of new thoughts, which could help you be more successful in all areas of your life.


Listening attentively to your partner shows that you value their thoughts and feelings, which can build trust between you two. Trust is a fundamental element of a healthy relationship, and good listening skills can contribute to its growth. When you listen to understand, instead of listen to formulate what you want to say, it can be a an incredible gift to your relationship!

Conflict Resolution:

Good listening skills can help resolve conflicts between couples. When both partners listen carefully to each other, they can identify the root cause of the issue and find a way to resolve it. Listening helps you develop patience, being able to sit there and listen to your loved one even when you don’t agree with them can be difficult. You will have to have patience, and if you haven’t already developed the necessary patience for this, just the practice of listening to your partner, will help you to develop it.

Emotional Intimacy:

Listening actively to your partner can help create emotional intimacy in your relationship. When you listen carefully to your partner, you are showing that you care about them and that you are interested in their life.

Relationship Satisfaction:

Good listening skills can increase relationship satisfaction between couples. When partners feel heard and understood, they are more likely to feel satisfied with their relationship.

In Summary:

Good listening skills are critical for building a healthy and satisfying relationship between couples. By actively listening to your partner, you can communicate effectively, build trust, resolve conflicts, create emotional intimacy, and increase relationship satisfaction.

Nadine Hanchar helps individuals and businesses build better relationships, discover new choices, new perspectives, and create success. Nadine is a counsellor, consultant, speaker, and trainer with over 35 years’ experience helping others professionally. She is a bestselling author and specializes in working with trauma, abuse, relationship issues, and communication. Learn more at and connect with Nadine on FacebookLinkedInTwitter and Instagram.

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