5 tips to improve your communication with your spouse

Developing good communication between husband and wife

communication between husband and wife

Communication problems

Many women complain about the lack of communication in their marriage. They have limited or zero communication with their spouse and feel isolated in their four walls.

Their husband’s inability to communicate could be a common feature in his family, which he has inherited from his parents. It is quite likely, the children of this couple will also inherit this pattern of behaviour.

Sadly having no communication in marriage is common problem. Your spouse is your partner and your support to Jannah, so you need to be able to communicate what troubles you, what pleases you, what you like and vice versa, so that you can understand each other and support each other.

1. Spend time engaging in conversation

The Prophet (peace be on him) and his wives would converse and tell each other stories, often at night after Isha, as is evidenced by the hadith of Umm Zar’, in which they entertain themselves with a story about a conversation between eleven women who are discussing their spouses. Spending time with one’s spouse in conversation is even rewarded.

Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace be on him) said:

It is also charity to utter a good word. (Bukhari and Muslim)

Who deserves good words more than our parents, spouses, children and family? Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) narrated that the Prophet (peace be on him) said:

The best of you is the best to his wives, and I am the best of you to my wives. (Tirmidhi)

How can a couple improve communication in the marriage?

2. Give full attention

When a husband shares what happened in his day, it is important that his wife listens to him a hundred percent without interrupting. And likewise when she wants to share her day, then he should listen attentively as well.

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Shaykh Haytham Tamim is the founder and main teacher of the Utrujj Foundation. He has provided a leading vision for Islamic learning in the UK, which has influenced the way Islamic knowledge is disseminated. He has orchestrated the design and delivery of over 200 unique courses since Utrujj started in 2001.His extensive expertise spans over 30 years across the main Islamic jurisprudence schools of thought. He has studied with some of the foremost scholars in their expertise; he holds some of the highest Ijazahs (certificates) in Quran, Hadith (the Prophetic traditions) and Fiqh (Islamic rulings). His own gift for teaching was evident when he gave his first sermon to a large audience at the age of 17 and went on to serve as a senior lecturer of Islamic transactions and comparative jurisprudence at the Islamic University of Beirut (Shariah College).He has continued to teach; travelling around the UK, Europe and wider afield, and won the 2015 BISCA award (British Imams & Scholars Contributions & Achievements Awards) for Outstanding Contribution to Education and Teaching.