Most relationships fail because of miscommunication or no communication at all. Couples make the mistake of assuming and it leads to quarrels. And we have mentioned time and again that the key to a long lasting relationship is good communication. It is important that you talk to your partner about the smallest thing. It helps your relationship to grow and there will be a much better understanding. Now some people may think texting counts as communication. However, that is just a wrong notion. Communication is always effective when done face-to-face and this is one of the most important rules to follow. There are some more rules of communication that every couple needs to follow for a better understanding.
Never text anything that needs to be discussed
This is the most important rule to be followed. You should never text anything that needs a serious discussion. Any kind of serious discussion done on texts or Whatsapp can lead to arguments. E-mails, voice messages also do not count. So never count texting as a conversation.
Be open about things
The second rule to follow is to be open and honest when communicating with your partner. If you have a problem with something, be vocal about it. Do not hide the truth for the sake of it or for the fear of being judged. It is always better to be honest every time something comes up.
Never bring up past fights
Quarrels and arguments get worse when things deviate from the main topic. People often bring up past fights and incidence for examples. This is the worst thing to do in a matured conversation. Fights happened in the past should be left there.
Use ‘We’ instead of ‘I’
Using ‘we’ instead of ‘I’ in a conversation can make a huge difference. It keeps the tone subtle and there are lesser chances of things going from bad to worse.
Pick your fights carefully
When in a relationship, there are times when you have to let go the silliest things. For instance, if your guy calls you up late or your girl missed informing you something- these things should be ignored. All these things are not worth fighting for. Just because we mentioned to be actively communicating with your partner, does not mean you pick on the silliest things.
If you follow these communication rules, your relationship will never have any place for misunderstandings.