Communication is a skill. Feedback loops are something we’re all used to from the time we start earning report cards and if you’ve had a job likely something you’ve experienced as a performance evaluation.
And as unsexy as it sounds, establishing clear communication and feedback loops creates safety, trust, and more intimacy. Feeling seen and heard is a turn on.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And communication does not always need to be verbal, serious, or only when you are in conflict. We can give each other signals, be in joy and play, and proactive when communicating.
How’s your communication in your intimate relationships? What has been a challenge? What have you done that’s helped?
Cassandra Solano, LCSW
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