What is the secret to a great relationship? Does anyone really know?
What works for you is very individual but one vital aspect of any successful relationship has to be communication.
Communication lets your partner in and shows them a deeper version of you. Learning and understand how your partner is feeling and why they are feeling that helps the relationship to grow, as well as helping to build a strong foundation for a healthy relationship.
Other reasons why communication is so vital is:
It prevents misunderstandings.
When a situation occurs, both partners are likely to look at it differently. That’s normal. But without communication the reason your partner may be feeling this way can be difficult to understand.
This can leave you or them feeling hurt and misunderstood. But positive communication can lead you to be more understanding of your partner as well as encouraging empathy between you.
It helps you get to know each other on a deeper level.
Couples who don’t prioritise communication can quickly fall into a pattern of just co habiting with each other. If communication is not frequent and open you will never take your relationship to a deeper level.
Understanding how someone feels and why they feel that way really gives a feeling of security within a relationship, even just subconsciously.
It helps to build trust.
After the initial phase of a relationship where the attraction and excitement is high, comes the stage where you may start to feel insecure. This is where communication comes in. Communication is incredibly important in building trust.
Make a conscious effort to ask your partner questions so that they feel heard - ask them how they are or how their day was. By doing so, you are also building trust and establishing a strong connection between one another.
It encourages a stronger love.
Every relationship goes through challenges - how you deal with them is the important part. By communicating through all challenges, big or small, it helps you to build your love and trust for one another.
Some couples face difficulty in this area. They don’t tell their partner how they are feeling yet they expect them to understand. By opening the communication, it helps you to express how you are feeling and helps your partner understand you a bit more.