Communication is one of the most important aspects in a romantic relationship; it is also one of the most common reasons couples seek out therapy. Communication isn’t just expressing our needs, but also involves how we hear our partner when they express theirs. As a relationship goes on we much constantly evaluate how we communicate with our partner. The absence of meaningful communication within a relationship can lead to miscommunication, fights, and resentment.
How many times have you thought about your partner “they just don’t get it”? The answer may not actually be that simple. It may be that you are not communicating in a way they can easily understand, or they need some help with their listening skills to really grasp what you are trying to get across. Successful communication takes practice and does not come easy to many. Couples need to be willing to put in the hard work that it takes for most to reach a point of positive and healthy communication on a regular basis.