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Effective Marital Communication: Reflective Listening

A very useful technique that improves the quality of any communication is called effective listening. It is basically acting like a mirror. You let the other person speak with no interruption, then you respond back summarizing what you understood from the person. This

  • shows attention and care to the other person.
  • gives an opportunity to clarify any misunderstanding.
  • calms your nervous system down when the emotions get high and your brain sends signals to you to get angry as a way of protecting yourself.  

Listen to the video for a more in-depth explanation of what reflective listening is and how to practice it.

Watch sister Hana’s previous videos on marital communication:

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Effective Marital Communication: 1. The Art of Fruitful Communication

About Hana Alasry
Hana Alasry is a Yemeni American Muslim community organizer and activist working most heavily with MAS Youth. Her work focuses heavily on Muslim youth development, Islamic tarbiya and the Yemen crisis. She is currently in PA school studying medicine at the University of Detroit Mercy.