Why communication is key in any relationship!

This is my first ‘myTake’ and it is about a topic which I believe is the key to many of the questions GAG users ask on this website. Before taking the plunge into a relationship, I believe it is crucial to lay a strong foundation through open, honest, and transparent communication. A lot of the question which can easily be resolved by communicating with your crush or partner, is instead asked here requesting feedback from another user. It gives the indication that many of the younger generation seem to skip this vital step, and instead focus on looks and day-to-day activities only to encounter surprises and conflicts later that could have been avoided. This avoidance often leads to discovering significant issues only after they've become problematic. For instance, learning about a partner's porn interest, body count or sexual experience, or other sensitive issues should ideally happen through mutual disclosure rather than accidental discovery. Such discoveries can lead to feelings of betrayal or mistrust that are hard to mend. Asking a wide array of questions—ranging from personal values and life goals to hobbies and daily habits—is essential. This exploratory phase is not just about checking compatibility but also about understanding how another person navigates life, conflict, and emotional situations.

I believe it’s important to understand early on if there are any non-negotiables that might pose significant issues later. For example, one person’s approach to finances or family planning could be a make-or-break factor for the other. Discussing each person's expectations in a relationship can help prevent misunderstandings and disappointments. Sharing personal hopes, fears, and dreams can deepen the connection and foster intimacy from the outset. Once in a relationship, the importance of communication only grows.

In our marriage we encourage a culture where asking questions is normalized rather than seen as prying. Despite going through thousands of questions, both general and personal, before engagement, we know that not all topics and challenges of life can be addressed early on. People change over time, and regular questions can help partners keep up with each other’s developments. Asking about a partner’s current dreams and challenges keeps the relationship dynamic and engaging. Continued interest in a partner’s world reinforces the care and love one share with for another.

In any meaningful relationship, communication is not just a bridge between two people; it's the very lifeblood that sustains and enriches the connection over time. The importance of establishing robust communication channels cannot be overstated, both before entering a relationship and throughout its duration. As life throws its curveballs, the relationship will need to adapt. Open communication about changes in feelings, career paths, or personal goals is essential. Effective communication provides the tools to resolve conflicts in a healthy way. Regular check-ins about each other’s needs and desires keep the relationship vibrant and fulfilling.

So, GAG users, do all of us a favour, and communicate first with your crush or partner. Once there is a problem you are facing, then reach out to us and seek advice. Trust me, it will be beneficial for you but also for us ;)

Why communication is key in any relationship!
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Most Helpful Girl

  • Yeah i agree communication is key for definite that’s how my last relationship broke down he wasn’t communicating with me unless he was emotionally abusing me

    • I'm sorry to hear that! Did you approach it when you knew or did you think about it at the very end?

    • I tried to fix it but it wasn’t working cause he kept blaming me for stuff that wasn’t even my fault

    • I'm glad you got out of it! Hope things are so much better in your new one x

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Most Helpful Guy

  • Especially during romantic time as much as on the streets time lol 😈😈😈😈♀️👀

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  • A relationship is not a relationship without communication. If there's no communication you are just 2 people in the same vicinity. The more communication the more relationship.

  • a nice take

  • i can tell you that you can communicate all you want but if the narcissist is not listening or caring about how you feel, its pointless.

    • True. There are circumstances where communication is pointless but in general though it needs to take place for it to go either way.

  • Communication is the key to most things in life.

  • Communication is what keeps a relationship afloat

    To know where you are for example

  • Girls I have asked out have shit communication. Won't respond to me for 3 days straight with no explanation. Apparently they think time is worth nothing because I made plans on the weekend to take her somewhere and I tell her about those plans. She acts excited and when the day before comes around and I double check times and stuff she doesn't respond. She then doesn't respond ever again. It's really frustrating.

    • Yeah, I've experienced that too. Why not just be straight up honest about your intention that waste our time. It's frustrated when you meet someone and generally they seem mature but ends up becoming a complete nutcase.

  • Good one, I noticed that childishness within myself in my work place (no relationship ever), Its fear in my case. So I will get defensive and try everything to avoid facing the problem.

    I can't say I am there yet, I am improving little by little

  • Agree 100%. I started the discussions about everything on our second date before feelings got too deep. Because my girlfriend and I see a second date as a confirmation we're in a relationship and exclusive, it was paramount that we discussed anything that might make our relationship a failure down the line. We were both over 25, so marriage was the end goal of our dating at that point.

    As for things changing, that's 100% true too. Asking me and my sister 5 years ago if we were planning on reproducing, our answer would be negative. While mine still is (and my vascetomy has made it a reality) negative, my sister now intends to reproduce.

    P. S. To be clear I am not dating my sister, but she and I do talk. I know that she didn't want kids, and now does. Although the unwillingness of reproducing may have had more to do with her boyfriends then.

  • communications are key to everything in life so would not be in a relationship even animals communicate

  • The less a woman knows about me the better off we both are and the more she wants to have sex with me. Communication is for bitches and gay guys.

  • It is key. I mean it can also break a relationship if it goes too far. Like having no secrets at all. Personally, I don't like it. My husband is always communicating but it just makes me hate him more. He always way too honest anout everything.

    • Interesting! Wish to elaborate further as to providing examples of going to far other than keeping secrets? And what type of "secrets" do you believe your husband shouldn't talk about to you to make you like and enjoy him more? Do you hate him otherwise, and him communicating too much, is just another add on thing?