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133: The Importance of Nonverbal Communication in Your Relationship

By Chase & Sarah Kosterlitz

Did you know that well over half of the communication you have in your relationship is nonverbal? We all know that feeling when your partner 'needs to talk'. They may touch your shoulder, or their tone or facial expressions change. These are nonverbal communications that are most recognizable, but there are hundreds of nonverbal cues we give and receive in our relationship each day. The way in which we give positive or negative nonverbal communication is a key to creating a successful relationship. Listen to today's episode to learn more about the importance of nonverbal communication in your relationship. In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include: Learn how nodding, leaning and tilting with your head can create positive non-verbal cues for your partner. Understand the gender differences in how men and women give and receive non-verbal communication. Why the tone of your voice can be a critical component of successful non-verbal communication. How reading body language can affect your relationship. Why something as simple as placing your hand on your partners shoulder can help your relationship. And much more! Vanessa Van Edwards is a published best selling author and behavioral investigator. Vanessa is lead investigator at her human behavior research lab, the Science of People. She designs original research experiments to crack the code of human behavior. Her unique work has been featured on NPR, the Wall Street Journal, the Today Show and USA Today. She has written for CNN, Fast Company and Forbes. Full show notes and episode links at: Sign up for our 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge here: 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge Do you want to hear more on this topic? Are you and your partner struggling understanding each other's nonverbal communication? If so, you're not alone. Continue the conversation on our Facebook Group here: Love Tribe Sponsors Barkbox: For humans, BarkBox is a delivery of 4 to 6 natural treats and super fun toys curated around a surprise theme each month. For dogs, BarkBox is like the joy of a million belly scratches. Whether it’s your partner, daughter or friend who wants a monthly surprise for their beloved pup, BarkBox is the perfect gift for your loved one! For a FREE month of BarkBox, visit when you subscribe to the 6 or 12 month plan! Lovelands: Lovelands is a highly readable guide to creating the relationship and life you most deeply desire, by psychologist Dr Debra Campbell. If you’ve ever wondered why you keep going wrong in love and how to make lasting change for the better — Lovelands will show you how to make that change, not just in your relationship but in every area of your life. Get your copy of Lovelands today — available in hardcover, Amazon and Audible. If you love this episode (and our podcast!), would you mind giving us a review in iTunes? It would mean the world to us and we promise it only takes a minute. Many thanks in advance! - Chase & Sarah

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