I Think Lack Of Communication Is Our Biggest Problem

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 496 People

    I'm in an LDR. When we are together,

    things are beyond perfect. But when we aren't...we don't talk much. A few texts a day and that's it. Mostly just "I love youuu" and "I can't call right now". Nothing specific. When I can finally get him on the phone (one or twice a week after calling "a few" times a day) it only...
    ComeXwhatXmay ComeXwhatXmay
    22-25, F
    Sep 23, 2014

    Keep in touch with your friends always coz lack

    of communication is the starting of every misunderstand and dispute...
    Jibran789 Jibran789
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jun 16, 2014

    A lack of communication has been a large

    culprit in my marriage. I've never been good at expressing my needs/frustration which would leave my husband clueless to the issues at hand. With that said, I decided to conduct a little communication experiment with my spouse. Over the next 45 days I will openly communicate...
    Fireflyz26 Fireflyz26
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jun 16, 2014

    He napped when we both got home yesterday.

    I was glad he did. I was exhausted too. The weather was brutal yesterday and we both had our share in wine. When he awoke, I started heating up food for him. I like pampering and taking care of people. I sat down with him and asked him to tell me about his day. He repeated...
    airzm airzm
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 21, 2015

    So .. am I supposed to sit there

    and just wonder about what's going on in their head, how they are feeling, what's their problem. You know I can't help if I don't know the issue. You know I hate the doubts, I hate to be neglected regardless of the reason, and on the other hand, I like certainty and clarity, I...
    MissGaga MissGaga
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 9, 2014

    Nobody talks to each other these days!

    People talk about other people but won't tell them the problem! Say how you feel and let them know what you think! At the end of the day if people don't like it or leave you well they're the one with the problem not you! If they can't deal with it then that just shows that they...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 20, 2014

    I Can Speaks English But Im Not Fluent Or

    Maybe im just scared to start a conversation with people. I always feel intimidated by them.
    camillealias camillealias
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 11, 2013

    It'S Always Been Humanity'S Biggest Problem

    We are all living under different realities with different perceptions. We get upset when we feel like we're owed something by someone, when in actuality that "someone" probably doesn't realize they're in debt. A lot of bitterness and distrust comes about when people act passive...
    lauren71 lauren71
    46-50, F
    Mar 6, 2013

    Does Breaking Communication Help?

    Many a time we feel we can break communication abruptly and move out a person forever. Does it help? It will not help as the other person will keep wondering why you did it. so any interactions need a formal closure. it could end with BYE or SEE YOU or OVER AND OUT. Even if...
    giftafamily giftafamily
    Aug 26, 2012

    "If everyone talked, there wouldn't be any

    wars" is a quote that was posted on my Facebook, some time ago. I believe it to be true. When we talk, we get to see from another person's perspective, and undertand. I lack social/communication skills, becuase I have Autism, that is probably the main thing which keeps me from...
    4EverBlissful 4EverBlissful
    26-30, F
    Jun 7, 2014

    Lack Of Communication!!

    there are just so many problems nowadays, that could be solved in relationships and friendships and so on, if people could just learn to communicate with each other!!!
    cowshed123 cowshed123
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Jan 12, 2011

    What makes it worse is

    that a lot of people don't want to communicate and tell others what's going on with them or people don't want to listen because the law does not require them too. Hell the law must encourage curroption if that's what taking place.
    awsome2 awsome2
    22-25, T
    Mar 10, 2015

    Communcation Problems In Relationship. Boyfriend Sweeps Things Under Rug.

    I think the best thing to do is be quiet. If I don’t know what to say to him or how to address our problems how can we resolve anything? They always say that communication is the key to any relationship. Well what if ours is lacking? Is that fixable? The only person I want to...
    alyssadeare alyssadeare
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 6, 2012

    Like It's Another Language...

    We can barely communicate. She is so defensive about everything. She never sides with me even when I am right. I back her up when someone questions her, but she will never agrees with me. It just feels like she is so defensive at all times. I don't try to make her defensive...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 16, 2012

    Communication Breakdown, It's Always The Same....

    Communication and understanding, the two things we humans lack now nows. This is the reason the world is moving backwards not forwards, open your ears and your minds....
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jan 12, 2011

    P12 - I Hate Having Short Conversations With My Partner

    I hate having short conversations with my partner. I will text him and the conversations are pretty typical and predictable. "How are you?" "Did you eat yet?" "What you up to?" "Miss you." I guess I want more. I want to feel like every opportunity to speak with another is...
    airzm airzm
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 4, 2012

    My Boyfriend Has Minimal Communication Skills And It's Getting Worse...

    I am 25 years old and have been dating a man ten years my senior. He has two children from a previous relationship, but I love them and care for them as if they're my own even though I accept and understand that they never will be. I've had the gasps and glares from people when...
    afriendinme afriendinme
    2 Responses Dec 27, 2012

    It was rather amusing today,

    I was concentrating on a book I was reading called "Kite Runner" (amazing book btw) and I hear a teacher from a distant shouting at a kid, I know for a sure this kid has learning difficulties and problems so I dropped the book and observed. I mean come on..kicking a kid out of...
    lifecanbebeautiful lifecanbebeautiful
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 6, 2014

    Lack Of Communication

    By having lack of communication is where the problem starts = It is our biggest problem!!!
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    May 20, 2011

    I believe good communication

    and honesty are possible the best traits anyone can have.
    hannahmac4 hannahmac4
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 2, 2014

    Clear Lines Of Communication

    I believe that a lot of fights and hurt feelings are caused because of miscommunication. I also think that a lot of pain and anger can be avoided if we just talk to each.I personally have take pain because I just couldn't bring myself to tell someone that something that they do...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise
    41-45, T
    1 Response May 14, 2013

    I think that some people communicate too much,

    and listen too little. Try to understand different perspectives of people, and different portrayals of yourself. Really pay attention to what you're saying and how you're saying it to another human being. How would you react to yourself? Lack of communication can go way past...
    trytostealthisname trytostealthisname
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 28, 2014

    My husband considers himself communicating with

    me by merely uttering words. Throughout my attempts to make him actually communicate over the years; I have become painfully aware of even more traits that irk the hell out of me. For instance, I will say something or ask something and rather than openly and honestly answer...
    fetish27 fetish27
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Mar 1, 2014

    In general everywhere.

    There are so problems that could easily be avoided if people would just talk to each other about problems instead of just talking about it with other people. What's the reasoning in not telling the person you have the problem with?
    RealisticSmile RealisticSmile
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 10, 2014


    You only hear what you want. You never really hear what I am saying. You refuse to listen. If I ask you to pick up after yourself, you hear me calling you a slob. If I ask you not to smoke in the car with our children, you hear me calling you a bad parent. If I tell you how...
    LG76 LG76
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Oct 5, 2011

    Speak Up

    It is extremely frustrating to see people struggle.  I think if people spoke up and said what was really on their minds, then people wouldn't be so unhappy because they didn't know where they stand with people or in situations.Communication is THE key in moving forward in...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Oct 8, 2011


    Communication,The lack of,Today's biggest problem,We've got the gear,Trouble is,We don't use it.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Feb 8, 2012

    Amen!! Always has been

    and always will be.
    SCJohnny SCJohnny
    61-65, M
    1 Response Jun 16, 2014

    You Own Me

    You are still so big inside of me. I asked you for a favor and you requested I add you to my IM buddy list. Is this a channel you want to open? I feel you are doing this to say you want to hear more from me. You haven't said anything, but opening this channel speaks volumes to me...
    tinymind tinymind
    46-50, M
    Aug 16, 2013

    So the technology of communication has advanced

    rapidly in my lifetime (I am 57). I remember a time before cell phones and texting were invented. The big question is "has technology helped us to communicate better"? It is true that it is easier to communicate with people all over the world than it has ever been and this...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 7, 2014

    Unspoken Words

    Mind games If you are trying to communicate with someone to work out a problem. Before the crap hits the fan! They are playing mind games in order to keep from having them hurting you for not telling you. You are lowering yourself esteem. People are always going to be more...
    CrystalRainsPearls CrystalRainsPearls
    41-45, F
    8 Responses Apr 26, 2012

    Wow... learning right

    now about different personality types and dangerous mixes. Communication and barriers in different personality types is a big part of relationship breakdown. So, this is news to me...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71
    41-45, M
    Jun 2, 2014

    I Did The Communication Thing After My Calculus Final Exam Tonight

    I happened to be walking out as a pretty coed was also, and once outside, I commented that "it's so good to be done!" That turned into a lovely conversation between us that lasted the next, oh, 10 minutes as we walked together across campus. We parted as we got to her dorm...
    naturalartist naturalartist
    41-45, M
    May 9, 2012

    We Communicate Like This??!

    We learn, don’t we? At school, in the playground, when we’re young. We learn: try not to worry about other people so much. Hopefully we have good friends who we can communicate with, who support us, who we fight for. But here, this is a whole new school. Stumbling in...
    KatarinaVonSweet KatarinaVonSweet
    36-40, F
    Jun 18, 2012

    I Just Don't Get It...

    I cannot understand for the the life of me when in a relationship (especially a husband/wife, friends, lovers) a person doesn't deem it necessary to communicate their feelings and desires towards another. It is vital to any relationship to have understanding and respect. How can...
    Simplelady4U Simplelady4U
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 30, 2012


    I've been wanting to write a story about communication and since several things have happened in the past few days that it reminded me of why I wanted to write in this group in the first place.Poison is the only way I can describe what bad communication is. I'm not one to have...
    strivingtobeabetterme strivingtobeabetterme
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Mar 26, 2013

    The Bicycle

    The Bicycle Though mostly we walked, while we at Hanna Center (MENLO PARK) we did have a half a dozen or more bicycles John Guilaumin kept patched together. He taught us how to patch a tire or fix a broken link, but as such, they were a pile of junk. Fr. Reagan’s friend, the...
    troika6 troika6
    70+, M
    Aug 6, 2012
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