I asked two men and two women the following four questions:

  1. Is communication important in your relationship? If so, why or why not?2. How do you communicate?
  2. How do you communicate?
  3. What is your love language?
  4. How often do you and your partner communication during the week?

Let’s see what they said.

Question 1: Is communication important in your relationship? If so, why or why not?

Man #1 (married)

Yes, number one important thing in a relationship. If you are communicating no one gets to assume anything and it’s healthier.

Man #2  (in a relationship)

Yes, because it keeps the relationship alive.

Woman #1 (married)

YES, it is important because it allows you to focus on the children and the relationship. You can duplicate things when you don’t communicate with one another. Communication makes the relationship stronger and builds your marriage.

Woman #2 (in a relationship)

Yes, if you can’t communicate you don’t know where your partner is. Communication lets the other person know what you like and what you don’t like. Without communication, it doesn’t allow the relationship to be successful.

Question 2: How do you communicate?

Man #1 (married)

I say exactly what I feel. Sometimes, it backfires. If I hold onto how I feel it will come out in my behavior which can be in a bad way.

Man #2  (in a relationship)

I communicate to see how my girlfriend is doing and to see if I can do anything to make her day easier.

Woman #1 (married)

I keep my husband informed with the children. In the past, I used to think independently and not always communicate with my husband. Over the years my communication has gotten better with my husband.

Woman #2 (in a relationship)

A majority of my communication is in the moment and it’s emotionally driven.

Question 3: What is your love language?

Man #1 (married)

Physical touch

Man #2  (in a relationship)

Words of Affirmation

Woman #1 (married)

Quality time

Woman #2 in a relationship

Acts of Service

How often do you and your partner communication during the week?

Man #1 (married)

once a week

Man #2  (in a relationship)

3 times a day

Woman #1 (married)

When we are on good terms several times a day and when there is tension: limited communication

Woman #2 (in a relationship)

Daily and throughout the day

What does this show?

Overall, the responses indicate how important communication is in a relationship. If you
are interested in knowing more about the 5 love languages check out our blog on “What
about the 5 love languages? Which one is your primary love language.”

Stay tuned as we continue to discuss communication in relationships in our next blog.

-Requina