Communication: The Key to a Strong Relationship

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A strong and healthy relationship isn’t a matter of luck; it takes a lot of hard work and dedication. The first and most important factor in any relationship is communication.

Couples who want to be happy and successful in their relationship know firsthand the key factor is communication. Happy couples talk, and more importantly they listen to what their partner has to say. Although it may not always be easy to hear what your partner has to say, it will make your relationship stronger and build a successful future together.

Couples who tend to be the best communicators can easily recognize when an outside distraction is hard at work to prevent good communication skills, but a strong couple will find a way to work through the difficult times.

All relationships have ups and downs or conflict, that’ just part of life, but a successful couple is strong enough to resolve their issues in a positive manner. It can be hard or trying, as no two people see everything eye to eye, but a strong and successful relationship is created by a couple’s ability to handle disagreements and conflict in a positive manner.

Too many couples fall victim and fail due to having realistic expectations. When you meet someone for the first time you always try to put your best foot forward and we tend to hide our imperfections and flaws.

We all want to be viewed in a perfect light, but we have to be honest to ourselves and admit no one is perfect. Although this is completely normal, as time passes couples need to realize sooner or later the real person is going to emerge in the relationship. Having unrealistic expectations of your relationship or partner can add unwanted stress.

To eliminate stress from your relationship spend time together. Sharing experiences together is a good way to build a strong, healthy and successful relationship. Spending time together will also build trust in your relationship. Couples who enjoy spending time together; rather than feeling forced or obligated to take part in events have a happier, stronger, healthier relationship.

Couples who have the same shared values tend to have a better chance at building a strong relationship. Both partners in any relationship have the obligation of nurturing the relationship, working towards common goals and taking on responsibilities in the relationship. By only one person in the relationship taking on full responsibility it can cause resentment to build.

Over time, relationships and people change. That is only to be expected. Don’t hide or fear change, take it head on. Adapting to change is not only good for your relationship, but for you as an individual. Couples need to have good communications skills and talk through changes in the relationship. Proper communication will make it much easier to adapt.

When it comes to relationships and loving the most important people in your live learn to communicate effectively, work together as a team, manage the conflict in your relationship without breaking your special bond or damaging the closeness, and stride to preserve your love, friendship and commitment to each other.

Donna Kshir is a writer who seeks truth and justice for children exposed to abuse. She speaks out and writes against these injustices done onto children. Donna’s work has landed her on the Barnes and Nobles, and Amazon’s bestsellers list multiple times. She is best known for her teen sensation ‘A Story of Survival’ that tells a heart-felt story of a young boy being abused while in the foster care system.

Donna is also a child advocate and the Founder/President of Advocates United for Humanity. She united with Erin’s Law to create awareness for childhood sexual abuse in her 2013 release ‘Silent Screams’ and she received the NNPAAW Award in 2012, 2013, 2014 and a 2016 nominee of the Pinnacle Achievement Awards for independent authors.

In the Fall of 2015, Donna created a series of children’s books with her grandchildren, and a historical series titled, Renovo Storytellers where she shares short stories by those who lived it; in her home town nestled in the endless mountains of Pennsylvania.

Proceeds from all Donna’s books are donated to charity in effort to end child abuse and homelessness.

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* Donna volunteered / served as President and Chief Development Officer at Dreamcatchers for Abused Children from April 1, 2008 until she resigned on February 13, 2015. She also the creator of Dreamcatchers Talk Radio; Michigan’s largest 24 hour child abuse internet radio educational network.