Communication has been the one quality that has saved my relationship and helped my boyfriend and I get to where we’re at. By being open and honest with each other, we both feel comfortable enough to discuss literally anything and everything without fear of anger or judgement. If you want to be successful in your relationship, you and your partner should be communicating too!
Here are a few more reasons why…
Communication creates an unbreakable bond
There’s no doubt about it; communication will bring you and your partner closer than ever before. By having the freedom to communicate about anything and everything, both you and your partner are wearing your hearts on your sleeves and allowing the other person to get a deep glimpse into your dark side that you may usually try to hide. By focusing more on communication, you are showing your partner that they are loved, valued, and trusted by you.
It prevents small issues from turning into big issues
I am a major over-thinker and that bad habit can lead to a lot of crazy scenarios playing out in my head. If there is a small issue that is bothering me and I can’t get it out of my head on my own, I turn to my boyfriend for help. I calmly communicate my issue or concern and usually within just a couple of minutes, my negative thoughts have disappeared and been replaced with peace and comfort. It’s amazing how a quick discussion can turn your mindset around. As an over-thinker, if I didn’t communicate my issues from the beginning, my thoughts would spiral out of control and probably lead to a big argument later on. Remember, it’s always best to discuss the small stuff daily instead of faking a smile and allowing your feelings to blow up later. That isn’t fair to either you or your partner.
It improves anxiety and depression
Anxious and depressed individuals can be some of the most complicated and difficult people to date. And I know this because I’m one of them. I can speak first hand when I say that communicating with my partner has helped my anxiety and depression in ways that he can’t even imagine. It’s certainly not a cure and I still struggle daily, but it does help. When I’m feeling numb or restless, my boyfriend coaxes me to open up about how I’m feeling and helps me push through it. These situations can be much easier to handle when you’re not doing it alone. (Read 5 Things Your Anxious And/Or Depressed Partner Needs You To Know)
It helps you get to know your partner
One of the things I love best is that my boyfriend knows me almost better than I know myself. When my anxiety starts up, he can tell immediately and he knows exactly how to handle it. When you communicate with your partner about your likes, your dislikes, your feelings, and your secrets, it will help the relationship run more smoothly. If you hide those things, it’ll just leave your partner confused and probably end up leading to an argument later on. Understanding your partner is a really important aspect for any relationship. (Read How Happy, Healthy Couples Handle Arguments)
Do you and your partner communicate well?