Effective communication within a relationship is a skill that takes both practice and considerable effort. Still, few of us have been trained to clearly express our needs or to actively listen to our partners. Without successful communication, it is difficult to solve problems and develop emotional intimacy with your spouse. Learning communication skills can help a troubled marriage or can simply improve an already good marriage. We focus on a few key areas including communication in goal setting, communication in conflict, and communicating in the language of love.