What is communication anyway?
As defined by Merriam Webster dictionary communication is “a process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs or behavior.”
Why is communication important in relationships?
If there is no communication, it is hard for your partner to know what you are thinking, feeling and why you are reacting the way you are.
This blog is meant to bring one of the main ingredients to a healthy long-term relationship.
With the idea that our partner doesn’t know what we think unless we share with them.
Our partner doesn’t know how we feel unless we tell them. Our partner doesn’t know
why we are reacting to an experience unless we let them into why.
I have been guilty to all of the above.
Saying to myself that my partner should know what I am thinking because he knows me, saying my partner should know how I am feeling because he sees I am upset or he should know why I am reacting this way because we have been together X amount of years.
These are all misconceptions I have made. Throughout a relationship there are different
celebrations, stressors, losses and challenges that occur and communication can decrease
conflict during each situation.
As the years go by in a relationship, we have to be aware of communicating consistently and being careful with falling into routine communication with our partners. Another way of looking at
Another way of looking at communication is asking yourself, “did I give my partner a hug today?”