Communication: Essential To A Lasting Relationship
The TRUTH About Communicating With Your Partner
Communication is one of the most important and valuable factors in a relationship. Emotions and feelings can be an extremely difficult thing to share with anyone, especially the one you are involved with romantically. It is important to understand how delicate each act of open communication is. Not communicating in a positive and healthy manner can impair a relationship’s capability to continue and you may become uncomfortable with confrontation in the future.
If one person is trying to share how they feel on a vulnerable level, then they need their partner to be open, connected, and also capable of sharing their response with respect and understanding. Damage occurs when the other person allows themselves to be disengaged and emotionally unavailable. If you find yourself in a similar situation, you may feel rejected, let down, and pushed away. Those willing to give their hearts up so graciously know that it takes a lot of courage to open up truly to another human being, while allowing their selves to be vulnerable to their partner.
Is Your Relationship Toxic?
The reality is that any relationship can be toxic. If you leave each encounter feeling taken advantage of, or when the interactions leaves one or both people feeling tired, drained and helpless, a relationship is considered unhealthy. Sometimes, mental illness is involved, but regardless of the reason, a toxic relationship is a traumatic and consuming issue.
Physical and verbal altercations are obvious signs of a toxic and abusive relationship. Although some may feel that emotional neglect is not as serious and formidable, it can truly take a toll on one’s frame of mind. Emotional neglect can come with two distinct variables: you may understand the reality of the situation and move on, or you may continue to live in the unknown and develop an insecurity that this relationship has brought forth.
Without communication, one can feel lost, uncertain, and confused about how their partner feels about them and where the relationship is going. One might start shutting down as well, start to over think everything, and begin to have intense, emotional outbursts if they feel they aren’t being heard. When neither person in a relationship can properly voice their problems and emotions together in a safe environment, it creates a very unhealthy pattern of events. Communication skills are a vital key that can be better developed and worked on individually, or together as a couple.
Falling in love with an emotionally neglectful person, and allowing yourself to live constantly in the shadow of such, is proven to be just as unhealthy, even toxic. It can take quite some time, even years, for the strongest of minds to heal.
A very important factor to remember, is that both partners have to be willing and accepting to do the work it will take to achieve an enlightened relationship with one another. There can be some serious hills to climb during the process of trying to develop the way you speak to your loved one. Weak communication can be a very difficult habit to break. Professional help could be instrumental in achieving a renewed connection. Without strength, perseverance, and patience, it can be an issue many couples never get past. Although, if you both want to enhance your relationship, the outcome will lift you to a closer, more connected companionship. This type of relationship, along with consistency of the newly developed communication skills, will lead you down the path of everlasting love.
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Learn how to become a stronger communicator and better develop your ability to express your emotions to loved ones. Watch for my new article that follows up on this one: “How to Find Your Voice in a Relationship and Break Down Your Emotional Wall.”
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