Communication in relationships is imperative to maintain a healthy, long-lasting partnership. Being afraid to tell your partner/date how you feel and therefore keeping your innermost thoughts and feelings a secret, doesn’t make a relationship any stronger. In fact, withhold sharing your thoughts and feelings can actually work against you to stunt the growth of your relationship.
Sometimes we can get caught up in “the timing is not right to communicate,” “it’s too early to communicate,” or we expect the other person to just “figure it out.”
People are not mind readers and neither are you.
Especially in cases where things appear not working out for you in your relationship, the best thing you can do is constructively, compassionately and authentically communicate with the other person. Once you have done that, you know you have done all you can do. It’s now time to see what the other person does with this communication.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with communicating as long as it comes from a place of love and authenticity. Ensure that you communicate your feelings as true to how you feel as possible and not as to put blame on the other person. You always have control over your own feelings, communication is the first step to ensuring you get what you want out of your relationship.
If you’re worried that by communicating with someone you will lose them, that is just not possible with the right person.
When in doubt, communication in relationships is the best resolution to any ambiguity or problem you may face with your partner/date.