You don’t hear me!

It is a difficult pill to swallow when you realize that your partner doesn’t hear you. One of the keys to a successful relationship is communication. Without it, your relationship is pretty much doomed from the start. I pride myself on being a good communicator. When I am in a relationship I like to talk through issues and not just ignore them. I learned, if you are not in the right relationship being a communicator won’t matter. You partner needs to be a good communicator as well. They also have to know how to listen and hear what you are saying. Your relationship will not work if your partner never acknowledges your point of view. If they don’t at least try to understand where you are coming from, you will not be able to resolve problems successfully. I was recently in relationship where the communication between my partner and I, left much to be desired. If we were having any type of disagreement, it seemed as if we had no communication skills at all. He never seemed to get my point of view and always tried to convince me that he was right and I was wrong. I knew communication was one of the keys to a successful relationship, so I kept trying to communicate with him to no avail. Eventually I realized, I was communicating clearly, but he just didn’t hear me. He didn’t want to understand what I was saying. He didn’t care to hear how I was feeling regarding certain situations. Coming to that realization was very difficult, because in that moment, I knew our relationship was not going to work. I had to make one of the hardest decision in my life and end that relationship.

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