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I Think Good Communication Is Vital To A Good Relationship

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    The Art Of Conversation....

    I definitely think that good communication is a vital part of a relationship, being able to tell your significant other how you're feeling...to see how they're feeling and to have the ability to talk about any and everything is a wonderful thing...and even when there's silence...
    blackgirl71 blackgirl71 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2010

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    Two Ears...one Mouth.

    The most hurtful thing my ex husband would say to me was.. "Talking to you makes my head hurt." What he really meant was... I don't want to hear anything you have to say. My ideas, solutions, anything... So I didn't talk. Or share. Nothing. He still did... A lot. I listened...
    slsr slsr 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 8, 2013

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    My girlfriend never wants to talk about things

    she does wrong, but bases everything around what I do wrong.
    WVMBO WVMBO 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 3, 2014

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    Younger women dating older men mainly

    because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These younger women are looking for their age gap love romance.For older men, Younger women older men relationships will surely make an older man...
    carecc13 carecc13 26-30, F Dec 14, 2014

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    Totally believe this.

    Once it starts to fail you need to get it back pretty damn quick or the relationship is doomed! When you reach the stage where you can no longer be bothered it's over.
    chrissie58 chrissie58 46-50, F 5 Responses Sep 27, 2014

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    Vital. If you can tell each other everything

    when times are good. You need to be able to do the same when times are not so. Even if you can't find a way through it, at least honesty is still there.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 25

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    4EverBlissful 4EverBlissful 26-30, F Jun 5, 2014

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    Good communication is vitally important in a

    good relationship. My wife and I always let one another know what we are going to do or where we will be. If there is a problem we work it out and discuss it.
    planter715 planter715 51-55, M 7 hrs ago

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    I find connecting on EP through written word

    gives me a split second more to think more thoughtfully and carefully on communication, that has made me a better person. I am able to express emotions cleaner and help people by giving more thoughtful answers. I tend to speak slightly too fast, and it loses the feeling and...
    kwarner kwarner 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 27, 2014

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    Of course I do believe in this.

    I mean how can you be in a relationship if you cannot share your inner self? I want to be able to come from work and lash out. I want my people ( lover , friends and family) come To me after a day of work and vent. I am here for that. Real friendship, truthful relationship...
    Frenchlips Frenchlips 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    Lost Art Form

    I think communication is incredibly vital to human relationship, whether it be with family, friends, significant others or at work. However, good communication seems to be almost impossible to come by. I for one, cannot believe that just because I might not have the same phone as...
    mistervip mistervip 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 5, 2010

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    No communication is the new communication.

    Anyone else think this too?
    relating2u79 relating2u79 31-35, M Mar 1, 2014

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    huskiesandmalamutes huskiesandmalamutes 18-21, F Apr 4, 2014

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    Food For Thought.

    I found myself thinking about this earlier on.  I was commenting on a friend's story in the group and I do agree that communication is central to a good relationship.On reflection though, some of my best friends are ones I hardly speak to.  This seems like a contradiction but...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 6 Responses Sep 11, 2011

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    How do you maintain happiness

    and harmony when everything goes wrong ... And you feel trapped by a circumstance and you are alone. I just want a big hug. I feel so sad.... I wish I was strong like u..
    PillsNpotion PillsNpotion 31-35, F Aug 3, 2014

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    Tracyforrest Tracyforrest 46-50, M Nov 5, 2014

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    My girlfriend and I make sure to communicate

    about everything. If there is any little thing that is bothering us, especially about each other... pet peeves, little annoyances, etc... we don't let it fester. We talk about it right away and that helps us to move on and have a healthier relationship.
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 27, 2014

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    I love him to death,

    but he is the kind of person who shows little affection. I am a very emotionally driven, outwardly affectionate person, so alot of the times it feels like giving without receiving. He tells me that's just not who he is, so I take it or leave it... but shouldn't he care how I...
    LaChief666 LaChief666 18-21, F Jun 19, 2014

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    Dear girls, If a guy pauses a video game just

    to text you back, ... Marry Him,,,
    GiftedBwoy GiftedBwoy 18-21, M Jan 7

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    Oral.

    Communication is so vital to relationships, a lack of communication always seems to lurk in unhappy marriages and any form of poor interpersonal relationship. Sometimes solving a problem can start with just talking about it even if the end result seems a long way away.
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 12, 2010

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    Very Important

    In any relationship, communication is really important. It's better to talk out your problems, tell each other what's wrong, then to keep everything bottled up. If there isn't any communication, there will eventually be resentment. It's awesome to be able to talk to someone...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 13, 2012

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    Hello everyone. I'm so frustrated

    so I'm coming here. I've been seeing this guy for about 7 weeks. To make a long story short, in the beginning he was always texting and calling and once we started seeing eachother exclusively little by little it died down and so it felt like he needed space and I fell back from...
    gymgirl71 gymgirl71 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    My husband and I lack the ability to

    communicate. He truly doesn't understand what I say. He comes back at me with defensiveness and sarcasm. There's an insanity to never feeling validated. I've been through many communication classes and try using the skills I've learned. They will not work with him. He's never...
    deleted deleted 26-30 17 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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    It really is. And it's

    so simple to achieve this. If communication is poor or lacking, then one person is always going to feel hurt or not understood, while the other person will probably feel overwhelmed or even annoyed. Sometimes it's as simple as making a point to share a joke that you know the...
    caylee092 caylee092 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 27, 2014

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    This Fact Cannot Be Stressed Often Enough.

    How difficult it is to tell your partner that the color of their clothes do not add to their personality? Or that the food cooked by them was unappetizing. One can offset the criticism with praise. Don't forget to praise. As often as you can. While I follow these dictates, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 2, 2012

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    I CAN ALSO SPEAK PUNJABI,

    HINDI AND URDU....:))))
    baliya1 baliya1 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2014

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    Good communication is vital in anything

    especially marriage. When my wife and I got married we made it a top priority to always keep in touch with each other. When we are separated doing something by yourself we let the other know what we are doing. We also let each other know where we are. I f we can't talk we text...
    gambler920 gambler920 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    I love this guy . He's sweet,

    faithful, trustworthy , reliable, responsible and caring. He is smart, and other things. But I don't know what to do because conversation is lacking, I feel bored with him. He goes into unnecessary details about things I am just not interested in, and I have told him that...
    beautifullytwisted beautifullytwisted 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 3, 2014

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    Without a doubt communication is the key to all

    relationships.When it comes to being with a woman,my preference to be in a relationship with.I like to be open minded and straight out up front about anything and everything.I hate head games and above all mean spirited lies. I can talk about anything with anyone but when it...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M Dec 16, 2014

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    COMMUNICATION IS THE KEY,

    WITHOUT IT THERE WOULDN'T BE A base. Good communication makes up the relationship along with other qualities. People don't have to be up one another's *** in order to have communication. Lacking communication is going to make the relationship more closed off. How would you...
    PeaceBatman PeaceBatman 22-25, F Jul 29, 2014

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    We're Not Ep Friends Anymore?

    I have stated, in another post that I have not been a very good circle member lately.  My commenting has been almost non-existant, so in many ways, I get it.Yet, it still stings a bit when you see in your EP activity feed that one of your friends has written a blog, you go to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Sep 10, 2011

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    Good communication is a must

    but TRUSTING that special someone is what matters the most for ME...
    chrissybee66 chrissybee66 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 6, 2014

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    It's really all about communication.

    And remember: Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
    CascadingCoquette CascadingCoquette 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 2, 2014

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    3 Most Importants Things In A Relationship...

    To me there are 3 things you need to work on if u want to be in a successful relationship You first need COMMUNICATION, u should not keep secrets for each other... of course privacy is yours, but secrets are bad if u want to be in a relationship with someone. Then I think...
    Arashi23 Arashi23 22-25, F 5 Responses May 2, 2010

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    I think good communication is a must.

    When my wife and I got married we made an agreement with each other. We always let each other know where we are going. If we are going to be late we tell one another. We also respect each other's privacy. We do not hide anything from each other. This avoids any problems a couple...
    gambler920 gambler920 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 9

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    Sigh

    *the sequel of my story: Ignored By The One Whom I Am Crazy For         I've been reading all the groups that I have over and over because I really don't know where to post this kind of story.     It's more on a struggle but with a feminine lesbian. Should I put it on...
    riffraffmonster riffraffmonster 22-25, F Oct 21, 2012

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    Good communication is definitely vital in a

    good relationship, along with other things. Not just communication but GOOD communication is important for so many reasons. Asking questions and not omitting information can save a lot of assumptions and hurt. Good communication benefits all people in the relationship...
    OpenMind619 OpenMind619 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2014

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    deityrob deityrob 26-30, M Feb 21, 2014

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    5 Habits of Highly Effective Communicators -

    source: Forbes.com 1. Mind the say-do gap. This is all about trust, which is the bedrock of effective leadership. Your behavior is your single greatest mode of communication, and it must be congruent with what you say. If your actions don’t align with your words, there’s...
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 1 Response Jul 31, 2014

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    I have been told a few times,

    my straight forward honesty can be brutal. sigh... I agree, but I have a problem with holding things inside, not talking about things "at all." I am a hot or cold woman, full blast or a stand still. That applies to my communication with others when dealing with.."touchy...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2014

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    Hello?

    Until last Friday my SO and I were lucky to see each other everyday. Given our current circumstances seeing each other everyday made things easier. Not only that, but we shared looks, texts, emails, notes, touches and lunches. He has transferred to a different office because of...
    hischelsea hischelsea 46-50, F May 24, 2013

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    I am 34 years old. My parents got divorced

    when I was 8. My dad was/is not the type of person who belongs in the role of a standard or typical family man - responsibility having - parental role model. I realize that now as an adult that not everyone is cut out for that kind of life. People try to meet societal...
    lemoneybee lemoneybee 31-35, F Jun 6, 2014

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    My boyfriend is throwing a fit

    because he hasn't seen me in 2 days. 2 DAYS. Not 2 weeks, not 2 months - 2 days. I find it wholly ridiculous. He said 'because I didn't make time for him, he's not going to make time for me.' That he's just 'balancing' the relationship. He said that I didn't make an effort to...
    pensivepaws pensivepaws 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Hell Ya

    relationships are built on trust , which is built on good communication, which builds love and understanding. which brings two people together in a wonderful way.. so take away communication and watch every thing else crumble arround you.. just my thought on this.
    freetoagoodhome freetoagoodhome 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 26, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    Actually I don't think good friends are rare. I just think it hard to manage to many relationships. So I just keep a few good friends and the expand my relationships with people's...
    louisthe17th louisthe17th 46-50, M Feb 4

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    There's this guy that i met on internet, he came To the city i live in and we talk All the time... But he is kind of the opposite of me, we have interesting talks but we disagree...
    rebeccava rebeccava 22-25 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've been in a long distance relationship once back in high school. It didn't really work out because we were young and had our minds set on other things. But now that I'm older...
    SimpliLovely SimpliLovely 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    with all the tech we have now there are so many ways to stay in touch and see each other and talk to each other every day. sure the physical part takes a back seat but that can...
    lilspoiled lilspoiled 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    I've known this guy on Xbox for 4 years and we had a ldr for 1 year but I ended it because I didn't think we'd ever meet. Well after dating other guys he's still the best out of...
    olliebuddy olliebuddy 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I think they work because I'm in love with my bestfriend who lives 2 hours away. 5 months later and we are just as strong. I know we haven't been together very long but we make it...
    bigd920 bigd920 18-21, F 3 days ago

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