‘I feel afraid when you come home late because I get worried that something has happened to you,’” said Caron Hope, Assistant Director for Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention recourses on campus.
We are all familiar with "non-verbal communication," but few professionals have been specifically trained to look for deficits in this area.
Or worse, they brand students with nonverbal learning disabilities as "problem" children.We focus on how long it takes our partner to text us back, how many of our Instagram pictures they like or who else they’re following on social media.“People are relying on social media and technology to create this second face of themselves,” said Heather Cohen, a graduate teaching assistant for communication studies.“We miss out on all these non-verbal cues that are so important to knowing things about your romantic partner." Facial expressions, body movements and para-language are just a few of the many non-verbal expressions that allow others to better understand how we’re feeling.During moments of miscommunication, couples will last longer if they know how to convey feelings in a compassionate, clear way.
Listed below are a few tips on how to fight fair with your partner.
No matter where you are, remember to give people an arm’s length of space.