Many people who’re romantically involved dread hearing words to this effect from their significant other: “We need to talk about what’s going on with us.” The reason why these words can evoke such fear in us is because we tend not to hear any hope in them. “We need to talk” might as well translate to “It’s over”.
It’s said that if a couple can agree on sex, money, and politics, then they have a good chance of having a happy and lasting union. But is having a similar outlook on just three areas of life – admittedly important areas – enough to keep two people from straying?
We’ve all heard that open communication is the key to a good relationship. But, do we really know what that means? What’s the difference between open communication and simply talking to our mate about our day to day lives? Here are some keys to using communication to make your relationship work.
No one travels through life alone. Each of us depends upon those around us – in direct and indirect ways – to help us move forward and achieve our goals. Few people succeed without the support of others, but building and maintaining enduring relationships can be a daunting task.
Long distance relationships used to be rather rare. After all, you used to simply date those who were in your zip code because it was easier, it was more convenient, and that’s who you knew.