You just had another fight with your husband, and you don’t understand what happened. You were just talking about your plans for the weekend and before you knew it, you were yelling at each other. You don't even know what you were fighting about. As you walk out the front door to grab a breather, you think, He doesn't listen to me. We can't even have a simple conversation anymore without yelling. I don't think we're going to make it.
You're not alone. More than 90 percent of couples say that communication is their biggest challenge. However, communication problems are also one of the easiest challenges to overcome if both parties are willing to acknowledge and correct their mistakes. To get started, here are the 12 most common communication mistakes to avoid (and what to do instead):