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I Think Good Communication Is Vital To A Good Relationship

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    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 41-45 1 Response Jul 6, 2015

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    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 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 29, 2015

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    if you don't communicate,

    you will struggle in your relationship
    Chang94 Chang94 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 4, 2015

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    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

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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 12 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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    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

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    Sorry if I haven't responded to anyone my

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

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    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

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    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

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    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 26-30, M Jan 9

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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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    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...
    Cadiaaya Cadiaaya 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 5, 2015

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    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 1 Response Jun 5, 2015

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    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 26-30 1 Response Apr 30, 2015

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    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 3 Responses Sep 24, 2015

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    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 26-30 1 Response Nov 21, 2015

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    I think communication his the key to being

    friends, looks won't last but communication skills make the relationship.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Dec 14, 2015

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    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...
    FierceFox FierceFox 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response May 18, 2015

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    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 31-35, F 7 Responses Jun 26, 2015

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    sadaccaa sadaccaa 26-30, F Jun 5, 2015

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    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...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 18, 2015

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    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 4 Responses Dec 23, 2015

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    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 26-30 2 Responses Oct 25, 2015

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    Relationships are harder now

    because conversations become texting, arguments become phone calls and feelings become status updates.
    Angieinthewonderland Angieinthewonderland 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 17, 2015

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    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

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    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 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 23, 2015

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    It's really all about communication.

    And remember: Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
    KaskadingKoquette KaskadingKoquette 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 2, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    Many things make up a great relationship.

    One essential and vital item is communication. Others include honesty, hard working, moral, and others.
    joan1976 joan1976 36-40, F Apr 19, 2015

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    Love at first sight is often an illusion.

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

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    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 1 Response Jul 22, 2015

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 27, 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, 2015

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 4 Responses Sep 27, 2014

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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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    If you can't communicate with your loved one

    you have no right to call them your loved one.
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 21, 2015

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    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.
    MistyGoddess MistyGoddess 46-50, F Nov 21, 2015

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    The way we interpret things

    and communicate either makes or breaks a relationship. If something doesn't feel right despite having tried expressing it before, why not talking it out instead of just concluding negative things because our ego is more dear than the actual value of the relationship with one...
    consciousness811 consciousness811 26-30, M Apr 7, 2015

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    eventually you will grow apart. you just need that regular communication and need to be physically present or you will not make each other a priority
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