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Communicating Better With Your Wife - Do's & Taboos

How to Communicate Better With Your Wife, Tips From A Certified Marriage Coach

In this helpful epsiode of Real Men Connect, we're diving deep into the art of communication and conflict resolution with our special guest, Eric Terry Sr.

As a certified marriage coach and relationship specialist, Eric brings a wealth of knowledge and personal experience to the table. He and his wife, Deborah, run Real Talk Consulting, dedicated to helping couples build strong, lasting relationships.

In this episode, Eric shares invaluable insights on managing emotional responses, setting healthy boundaries, and the incredible power of positive and affirming communication.

From discussing how to avoid bringing up past issues in current conflicts to the importance of taking a pause to process emotions, Eric emphasizes the need for intentional and respectful conversation in all relationships.

Tune in as we uncover how to communicate better with your wife through effective ways to listen, affirm, and engage in dialogue that leads to resolution and progress. Whether you're looking to strengthen your marriage, improve communication with your children, or simply become a better partner, this episode is packed with actionable advice and heartfelt wisdom. So grab your headphones and get ready for an enlightening conversation on Real Men Connect!

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Do's and Taboos of Communicating with Your Wife (EP:865)

Three Key Highlights:

  1. Pause and Reflect: Eric emphasizes the importance of taking a brief pause (15-30 minutes) to process your emotions before responding in intense conversations. This helps avoid escalating conflicts and enables clearer communication.

  2. Affirming Feedback: Learn the significance of using affirming language, such as saying "and" instead of "but," to offer constructive feedback without degrading your partner's feelings. This approach fosters a positive dialogue and builds security in relationships.

  3. Managing Technology: Eric shares his personal battle with technology distractions and the importance of being intentional in setting it aside to be present with family. A simple act, like turning your phone face down, can make a significant difference.

Eric Terry, Sr. is a Certified Marriage Coach and Relationship Specialist, and he’s the author of “Real Talk: The Making of a Man.” Eric has been an ordained minister over the past 20 years, and he’s happily married to his soul-mate, Deborah.


Together, they operate Real Talk Consulting, a multi-service firm that focuses on building and maintaining healthy relationships.

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You can find out more about Eric on Facebook, via his radio show on Blog Talk Radio called "Real Talk" and through his website at His book is also available on

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