How is the communication important for the couple life?
"Chum Reap Sour everybody. " Please let me introduce myself; my name is Touch Sophea - I am from Cambodia. I am a 31 year old woman living in Phnom Penh, the capital city of the Cambodia. I am married with a two year old son named Joshua. In my family, I am the first born child and I am also the first to be a mother. I work with a Non-government (NGO) as a Child Protection technical officer. I am delight to work with children and youth to see to them grow and become a role model. In this month's blog, I would like to introduce you to the Cambodian rural experience where I work and explain to you how women and men communicate in the rural countryside...
To begin, I am writing this blog during Puchum Ben, a Buddhist holiday. This year, my husband and I decided to stay at home to relax and enjoy the weather after long days working. How nice just stay at home and read book or doing gardening work. There are five coconut trees and two mongo trees and orchids inside my land. I love doing home gardening during the holiday but recently haven't enough time to do it.
Let me talk about Communication in Cambodian families between husbands and wives. I am curious about the Communication between husbands and wives. How is the communication important for the couple life? The communication in Cambodian couples is weak. Through my personal and professional experiences, I have noticed that most Cambodian couples are reluctant to openly express their needs to each other. Because they are so busy earning money to support their families, most of the topics they discuss are about finance or business. Conversation between husbands and wives is a critical necessity needed to improve the couple's relationship; husbands and wives need to communicate their needs in order to resolve such conflict within a household setting, yet this is not widely practiced within Cambodian culture. We can open the discussion on the communication. How is important for the family relationship even for the every day life. It is an interested topic that wants to explore and share to my community.
I am finishing the first blog being throwing the question what do you think about the communication between husbands and wives? Do you think that communication is so important in the relationship? How do you do to improve it? How do we help the couple to improve their communication? I hope all of you enjoy my next posting. Thanks a lot for your time reading my first entry.