I've mentioned this time and again - COMMUNICATE with each other as openly as you can! Don't expect them to read your mind and magically know what's going on in there.
It has long been established that no relationship could possibly survive with a strong foundation of communication and patience. Couples who refuse to talk to each other are most likely never going to last. In order for a relationship to work, couples should always be willing to talk to each other about a variety of topics, no matter how painful or difficult.
Some couples will bite their lip and sweep problems under the rug for the sake of preserving harmony in the relationship, but all that pent-up emotion can ignite an implosion causing the relationship to crumble down.
Respect is an absolute necessity in all relationships, and when couples respect each other enough to open themselves up to communication, then that is always a good sign. Couples should always leave the doors of dialogue wide open and welcome any ideas for discussion. If you have trouble with explaining yourself to your partner, or you feel like that you’re not eloquent enough, that’s okay.
If your partner truly loves you, then patience and understanding will always take over when the words seem to escape you. There are essential conversations that you need to be having as a couple and here they are:
Ambitions are essentially outlines for the relationship. Are you in it for the long haul, or are you just casually dating? Are you still open to testing the waters or are you already settled on being with each other for the rest of your lives? You have to be able to discuss your goals and ambitions in your relationship, including whatever expectations you may have for each other.
Plans are similar to ambitions but they are a little more vivid and concrete. What plans do you have for your relationship? Are you getting married anytime soon? Will you be having children, and if so, where will you be raising them? How are you guys going to sustain yourselves based on your shared finances? Think of plans as a means to pursuing your relationship’s ambitions.
In sickness and in health. That’s the deal should you ever choose to get married. You should always be open to discussing whatever health issues or physical disabilities you may be having. You can’t hide any physical incapacities you have because that would be a betrayal of trust with your partner. You must always be willing to help your partners through whatever health issues they may be going through and that starts with being open to each other. - Continue reading on the next page