Let’s face it, we like to multi-task. This may be great in work settings or to get things done around the house in a good time, but it never works when your partner is attempting to communicate about something. When they bring up a conversation (no matter how big or small the issue is), be sure to pause the TV, put your phone down, stop doing whatever you are doing and make eye contact with your partner. Give them undivided attention as they share whatever is on their heart. This speaks loud and clear that they are more important than whatever task you were engaged in. They feel important and can see that you care about what they have to say.