Dating Relationship - The Basic Rules Effective Communication in Dating Relationships

Published: 04th July 2009
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For any dating relationship, the need for communication is extremely imperative, since good communication will lay the foundation for a lasting relationship. If you know the basics, then you can probably enjoy the company of your partner more and have a healthier positive time being with each other.

First, there are some basic rules that dictate good communication skills. You don't have to say everything to your partner. However, it is important that you do discuss as much as you can with each other. Some people think that they are going to overburden the other person with their issues if they open up. This is a common misconception which has led to a lot of problems down the line. Don't let your relationship be one of these and learn to say what is on your mind.
The next thing is about explaining yourself to your partner. If you have something unpleasant to share, don't delay it and make it worse. Remember that the sooner it is out, the quicker it is all going to be over and things will return to normalcy. However, dating couples sometime are afraid to jinx their relationship by saying something wrong and hold onto their feelings until it all explodes violently one fine day. Thus, don't be a victim of this situation and learn to come out with things as they happen and before it is too late.
Next, you have to know that all couples are bound to have disagreements. This is what defines a normal relationship. As long as the disagreement does not lead to something unwanted, it is actually a healthy sign of a relationship. When couples tend to disagree, it means the two partners are actually caring about the issue and want to express their individual opinions. Imagine being in a relationship where one partner dominates the other and agrees to everything she/he says. In addition to being a clear problem, it is also the sign of a problem and something that will eventually cause the breakup of the dating relationship.

Learn to communicate effectively, and not talk for the sake of talking. Some people, in the name of communication, just want to say things that they might eventually regret later on. Don't let that person be you and learn to say what you mean, not what you are going to repent. A true healthy relationship can only be achieved if the couple is freely communicating with each other.

Communication can make or break a dating relationship. It's sad but many relationships end because of lack of effective communication and/or misunderstandings. Learn from the very beginning to be a good listener and to ask questions when you don't fully understand something. Let there be very little room for miscommunication and always over communicate to be sure you are being understood.

Communication is an art so it will take practice to get good at it. Don't get discouraged if you feel like you keep hitting walls. Your persistence and determination will pay off, the more you do it.

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