Communication is extremely important in all relationships, in my very unprofessional, young opinion. This I know, not only because I have heard hundreds of adults regurgitate that same statement over and over throughout my very short life, but also because I have come to experience the consequences when that statement is regarded as being untrue. Does that make sense? Basically, I'm noticing more and more the effects that a lack of communication can have on all type of relationships.
Of course, there's every day communication. Things that keep a relationship, well, a relationship. Simple babble about one another's day, telling jokes, sharing stories etc. Then there's the kind of communication that is necessary to maintain a functional level of happiness and peace between the two parties. This communication is the kind I have the most trouble with. The talks that begin with me saying, "Well, it's just that lately I've been feeling..." or "I really think we need to talk about..." etc., etc., fill in the blank. Now this not only applies, for me, to romantic relationships, but to relationships with friends and family as well. It's mostly difficult because I feel that in order to make you really understand where I'm coming from, I have to twist and turn my words so much that by the end of the conversation I've completely lost what I was trying to say in the beginning. My meaning is so morphed that I can no longer argue my point or feeling anymore, I'm merely conforming to what I think you want to hear. Now, of course, this is something I need to work on. It's hard for me though, I'm finding, to hurt feelings.