I Think Good Communication Is Vital To A Good Relationship

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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

    Exchange of emotions,

    opinions, views help breathe life into any relationship; provided that words should depict honesty from either side.
    hiddentears hiddentears
    26-30, F
    Aug 21, 2015

    There are numerous older men in the world

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    sadaccaa sadaccaa
    26-30, F
    Jun 5, 2015

    Many things make up a great relationship.

    One essential and vital item is communication. Others include honesty, hard working, moral, and others.
    joan1976 joan1976
    41-45, F
    Apr 19, 2015

    It's really all about communication.

    And remember: Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 2, 2014

    Love at first sight is often an illusion.

    Love at first communication is real.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 24, 2015

    Cos I'm a victim of bad communication.

    .. Its not necessary that everyone will accept your short comings... So it's imperative that to sustain in a good relationship, a little bit of practical thinking, common sense and good communication (especially not saying things just for the sake of saying) is essential...
    guy2connect guy2connect
    31-35, M
    1 Response Dec 12, 2015

    Talk about everything .

    .. Things u like , things u dislike, things that might hurt u, things that are essential to your life, speak out cause the other person is not in ur head or inside your heart. Unfortunately we are not "see through" creatures :))) always express ur self without hurting your...
    rb47 rb47
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 25, 2015

    My boyfriend and I don't talk

    as well with each other as we used to. Our main form of communication these days is Skype, but we don't talk. He plays games and I do homework, and I feel so damn alone. He doesn't tell me things that bother him anymore, because he doesn't want to "bother me" or "get me down...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 25, 2015

    My recent experience shows just how abysmal our

    current behaviour has become. I downloaded a programme from Apple, had some problems and emailed them for help. A lady responded to me and gave me several suggestions, which I tried and was able to sort out my problem. As is customary to people of my generation I sent her an...
    waltermac waltermac
    70+, M
    1 Response Sep 24, 2015

    Most definitely, if there is no communication

    what is there. To share openly. More than just communication how about without judgement but with acceptance. It's ok to not agree.
    OSoQuiet OSoQuiet
    36-40, F
    Jun 5, 2015

    I know from expierence the minute you stop

    communicating with your partner it signals doom. I also know the minute you start listening to what friends, family, or other people have to say about your relationship that too can signal doom. I am not saying that family and friends are wrong, or right about a person. But they...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Jun 5, 2015

    Some people are just not used to expressing the

    thoughts and feelings about the relationship. Its important to encourage each other to express themselves in order for the relationship to progress.
    CatWomen21 CatWomen21
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 18, 2015

    What is a mature way to discuss feeling unhappy

    in my relationship with my boyfriend? We are long distance right now, he will be home for good next week but it feels as if he doesn't contribute anything to our relationship anymore and I don't want it to cause an argument but it is making me feel so distant from him at this...
    kat115nk kat115nk
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 29, 2015

    I really believe the reason all these

    friendships and relationships fail these days so much is because of lack of communication or not communicating properly. It's an art that isn't practiced they way it use to be, and it definitely shows.
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Jul 23, 2015

    I'm enjoying the deliciousness of our daily

    conversations. We laugh easily. We're so very similar but different. We've both been hurt, so we're treading super slow, but there's beauty in this because it's forcing us to pause, deliberate, contemplate & absorb each other in thought. I can tell your heart is open because you...
    TheRightFitforLife TheRightFitforLife
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Dec 23, 2015

    I know many couples that don't communicate each

    other what they feel and maybe theri friends know them better than their partner. It's terrible. A couple must communicate ALWAYS. It i have a problem i tell my gf, if her behavior bothers me I MUST tell her, otherwise i'll become angry over the years and the realtionship would...
    Enjoyyourlife Enjoyyourlife
    26-30, M
    Jun 5, 2015

    Dear girls, If a guy pauses a video game just

    to text you back, ... Marry Him,,,
    GiftedBwoy GiftedBwoy
    22-25, M
    Jan 7, 2015

    Relationships are harder now

    because conversations become texting, arguments become phone calls and feelings become status updates.
    Angieinthewonderland Angieinthewonderland
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 17, 2015

    The single biggest problem in communication is

    the illusion that it has taken place, just because we opend our mouths or wrote some words... we don´t usually take time to think twice about how our companion would take those words, not even wonder about their own personal feelings about what we have said... We tend to...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    Jul 22, 2015

    Yes it is my biggest problem is I don't listen

    to what she is telling me I hear and read what I want then react to that rather than looking at the bigger picture. I am trying to change as she is the most wonderful thing to come into my life (my daughters as well) and I can't lose her because of my own stupidity i am so sorry...
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jul 22, 2015

    One thing I've learned is that

    if my wife and I communicated more this whole thing could have been avoided. It's too late for us now but not too late for me. Thank God that I found this place. I forgot how much I enjoy sharing my most intimate thoughts. We do it now and that's great but, like I said, it's too...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 21, 2015

    if you don't communicate,

    you will struggle in your relationship
    Chang94 Chang94
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jun 4, 2015

    We should never feel powerless

    or trapped in a relationship. In fact, if either person feel powerless or trapped, the relationship doesn't teally exist. Because that's what realationship are all about: freedom. Yes, healthy realationships are built on a solid foundation of free will and teamwork. And since...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 18, 2015

    Without good communication things tend to

    slowly fall apart. Good communication is a must for any relationship.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 18, 2015

    LyricsNah nah, honey I'm goodI could have

    another but I probably shouldn'tI've got somebody at homeIt's been a long night here, and a long night thereAnd these long, long legs are damn near everywhereHold up now, you look good, I will not lieBut if you ask where I'm staying tonight I gotta be likeOh baby, no baby, you...
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter
    1 Response Jul 6, 2015

    Oh what I love deep talks with my closest

    friends... And I really believe in good communication in all relationship. Don't matter if is "just friends" or marriage... For me it comes more natural to communicate. Well now it does.. Becuse my mom have teached us since we was small. I have learned to take my feelings...
    realcomplicated realcomplicated
    31-35, M
    Jan 9, 2016

    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...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Sep 27, 2014

    So true, regular communication is vital to

    maintain friendship. Not the living in each others pockets, knowing every move kind, but the keeping in touch, letting your friends know you are ok and will be around soon, because, let's dp face it, real life does get in the way.
    deleted deleted
    Nov 21, 2015

    Sorry if I haven't responded to anyone my

    internet has been down 😤!
    Cat052314 Cat052314
    26-30, F
    Jul 11, 2015

    I completely agree. But it takes two willing

    partners that are open to learn how to communicate with one another. When one partner immediately jumps to conclusions and becomes defensive. It only teaches your partner. That they cannot talk to you. Unless they want confrontation. Today I am not pleased with my...
    snowberry75 snowberry75
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Oct 24, 2015

    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
    7 Responses Sep 10, 2011

    Absence and lack of communication makes the

    heart idealize a person and subconsciously twist one's perception of them into something greater than they really are. In other words, be there for each other and talk!
    glassbonespaperskin glassbonespaperskin
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 8, 2016

    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

    I think it's very important,

    communication with honesty trust follows honesty and love follows trust. It's like all that is connected to a chain, communication. Once this chain shows weakness it needs to be fixed right away the more you delay that the more astray you become from each other. Doubts will...
    DarknessDepth DarknessDepth
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 14, 2016

    I wrote a paper about it's importance whilst

    attending college. Stating the #1 reason for divorce...lack there of communication or miscommunication. My argument was that financial or unhappiness or infidelity could be prevented with talking through things before it got that far. Then if the person doesn't listen to your...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 30, 2015

    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
    4 Responses Sep 27, 2014

    How did I end up marrying someone who's

    so completely different to me? I truly believe communication can save a relationship but I don't have any opportunity to try.....
    Curiousmissy Curiousmissy
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Jun 26, 2015

    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
    8 Responses Nov 3, 2014

    I think communication his the key to being

    friends, looks won't last but communication skills make the relationship.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Dec 14, 2015
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