Successful romantic relationships have a lot to do with constant and proper communication.
Aside from being the lifeblood of any relationship, effective communication is crucial because it allows couples to share their goals, interests and fears and it helps them express what they feel about their partners and what they want from the relationship.
Healthy communication is a vital component of a lasting relationship. Without it, any relationship will lose its sparks couples will lack the opportunity to interact and reciprocate what they feel.
Most relationship problems are triggered by the lack of healthy communication between partners.
There is no perfect relationship and it is rare for couples not to encounter problems in the duration of their relationship.
However, most of the problems that occur in romantic relationships stem from the fact that some couples just do not have a clue how to properly talk to each other.
When you are traipsing a rocky road in your relationship and you want to get your love life back on track, the ability to tell each other your feelings, thoughts and needs is an important catalyst to making your partnership work.
Yes, love and respect are also crucial in every relationship but communication is a needed factor to build a strong relationship.
Here are some communication problems in romantic relationships and how to resolve them together.
In most long-term relationships, couples go through a stage of complacency and stagnation.
They have become so comfortable with each other in a damaging way that taking some time to talk have become a chore.
They go on dates and hang out with each other just because they are used to these activities but they no longer talk the way they used to when the relationship was just starting.
There is a simple solution when you feel that you and your partner are not communicating enough.
You need to make a way for some time for just the two of you, so you can get a chance to talk about the state of your relationship and how you can become a better couple.
You can take a much-needed break from your boring jobs and have a road trip to, say, Alaska or go to the place you both have planned to travel to but never really had the courage to do so.
One of the biggest pitfalls in communication between couples is contempt before investigation.
Sometimes you find that it is so easy to just jump into conclusions and assume you know what your partner is thinking and saying before asking questions to clarify things.
Misunderstanding words and actions is normal for a couple. However, it is a disease that is slowly eating away your relationship if misinterpretation is a daily part of it.
Instead of jumping into conclusions and thinking that you know things better than your partner, try to ask questions and seek to fully understand your partner’s message.
Never try to be a mind reader.
Remember that to assume is to make an ass out of you and your partner.
If there is something that you do not understand from your partner, ask questions.
Small talk is necessary in a relationship because it allows both individuals to discuss other mundane stuff when they do not have anything important to talk about.
However, when all you have in your relationship is small talk or superficial communication, it will derail your relationship further.
Intimacy in a relationship stems from knowing your partner deeply.
If you prefer talking about non-issues instead of getting to know your other half deeper and better, what you will be getting is nothing but a hollow relationship.
It is the kind of sad and shallow relationship where you physically bond together but your minds and emotions are not intertwined.
It is basically the kind of relationship you get with a prostitute or stripper when all you do with your partner is sex and small talk.
You have had those times when you could not back down and raise a white flag when in an argument.
You think you are right and you would go through unnecessary lengths to prove that you are right.
You pick a fight when things do not go your way and you will continue to beat your partner until he or she surrenders.
You do not always have to be a winner, you know. Sometimes, in your attempt to prove that you are right, you end up losing the one person who stayed with you in the days when you were wrong.
Always have an open line of communication. Whether you live together or are oceans apart, never let a day pass without letting your partner know how important he or she is to you.
With more than twenty years experience in the field, Elizabeth Davis is a well known and respected relationship adviser. Through her site she offers free, no-holds-barred counseling, friendship and support to anyone experiencing difficulties in their relationship. Let her help you to a life filled with the unconditional love and laughter you deserve.