Morro Bay, CA. Reflections.

This past weekend we spent some time in San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay. We are trying to live our dreams. Here are some reflections.

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The mood of Morro Bay got me reflecting about my life with Jerry and how different we are with each other since we started dating.

Jerry and I are always building each other up. He is my confidant, go-to, my protector, and my accountability partner. We talk about our future together, the struggles we are facing and are about to face, and we talk about how important it is to keep our communication open.

Communication is incredibly important in any relationship. Early on in our partnership we learned (...and are still learning) our communication style. We are so different. And 80% of our conflicts come from not communicating effectively.

This has helped us:

We learned each other’s communication style through the Myer-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) & we both read and discussed Dr. Gary Chapman’s book The 5 Love Languages.

Our lives started to shift when we got clear about our communication style. Our heart’s started to fill up and we started to feel more loved. When I learn a person’s communication style, it is making the effort to tell that person that I care.

What does healthy communication mean to you?