Communication: The Key to a Strong Relationship


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 an Author and a child abuse advocate, currently the president of Dreamcatchers for Abused Children.