No matter how much you like each other your relationship is doomed to fail unless you can master the art of communication. Here are the Dos and Don’ts for better communication in your relationship:
· Have important conversations face to face. Emails and text messages don’t work well for important conversations because you can’t hear the other person’s tone of voice. It’s easy to misinterpret what the other person is saying and take things the wrong way, turning what could have been an easy conversation into an argument.
· Pick the right time to talk. When your partner is rushing out the door to get to work, it’s probably not the best time to try to get their attention and have a conversation. The same goes for when they are stressed or preoccupied. Let them know you want to talk and ask, “is this a good time?” You’ll be more likely to get their full attention and have a better conversation.