Relationships are not easy. Yes, they are indeed the most beautiful experiences in life, but they take a lot more than romantic dinners and sweaty action in the bedroom to work. One of the most important things that a relationship needs to thrive is communication. Something that is often overlooked by a lot of people.
It’s truly saddening how these new generations perceive love. It seems as though those good, old values about love and life are completely gone. People nowadays don’t feel like they have to communicate to make things work. They simply give up. Or even worse, they do whatever it takes to avoid their partner’s feelings and pretend like nothing is going in.
Well, guess what? There is a big elephant in the room. And whether you want to see it or not, the elephant is there. Sooner or later, you will have to face it and talk about it.
Here are 6 reasons why acknowledging your partner’s emotion and properly responding to them is very important:
1. No emotion ever is without a reason. No matter what people go through, there is always a reason for it. Even when it doesn’t seem that way. We are not upset, sad, angry, or frustrated because we want to be. We feel that way because there is something that triggers those feeling inside of us. The sooner we address them and talk about them, the quicker we’ll start to heal.
2. Listening to their feelings and being there for them shows a great deal of care and respect. This should go without saying. Being in a relationship with another person means that you love them and care for them so much that you would always want to see them happy. And you would do anything to put a smile on their face.
3. There can be no real intimacy in a relationship if you don’t know exactly how your partner feels. There can be no love. No closeness. No bond. No nothing. A relationship without honesty, trust, and communication is doomed to fail.
4. No one wants their feelings ignored. My feelings matter. And so do yours. Don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise. Just because your partner doesn’t want to validate your feelings and respond to them, that doesn’t mean that you are not worthy of love. The problem is with them, not with you.
5. If we don’t talk about it, we will never understand it. This is the main reason why most couples decide to break up and most marriages end up in divorce. People don’t want to listen. They don’t want to put themselves inside someone else’s shoes for a second and see what it’s like to be on the other side of the story. If we could only learn to be a bit more compassionate, this world would be a much better place to live in.
6. The more open we are about our emotions, the stronger our relationship is. When we finally decide to open our eyes and look beyond what you see, you will understand that at the end of the day, we are all the same. We all laugh, we all cry, we all dream, we all have needs… It is the way we express those emotions that make us different from one another. And it is the way we choose to treat those that are different from us that define our nature. When we choose to accept and open ourselves to the ones we love, we choose to accept them as well. That is how we grow together. By respecting each other’s differences and working through the issues, together.