A key component in any relationship, especially a romantic one, is communication. It is imperative to have strong lines of communication open and functional if you want a relationship to have any chance of being successful. The first step in improving and developing a strong relationship is taking the initiative and discussing important topics. Here are the six relationship topics people don’t discuss until it’s too late.
1. Finances; t’s important to be on the same page when it comes to the finances. Discuss what money is coming in, going out and the investment decisions being made. Most couples argue about money, at some point in their relationship but the key is developing a solution. Come up with a budget that allows both parties to be equally involved and allows each individual to have an opportunity to voice their feedback.
2. Trust: As ironic as it may be, a lot of couples do not discuss their issues with trust until it’s too late. Instead of waiting until the trust circle is broken, couples should make it a priority to talk about the trust within their relationship. Discussing this topic early on will help to alleviate any insecurities, from either individual, that are being casted as trust issues but are individual issues entirely.
3. Intimacy: Intimacy is a very important subject that should be discussed openly amongst couples. While the general subject may cause people to blush or feel uneasy, intimacy is an important topic of discussion that couples should have on regular basis. If you’re not comfortable discussing topics surrounded around sex, with your partner, then there is a deeper issue at hand that should be addressed. Make sure that you’re completely honest with your partner, so that no one feels like they’re being left in the dark.
4. Feelings: Be honest about your feelings 100 percent of the time. It’s important to not propose a stand-offish persona when it comes to your feelings and your partner. Be upfront and let you partner know how you’re feeling – despite any fears you may have. If feelings are not discussed in the present, then aggression and anxiety will build up and cause a much worse outcome that may be irreversible for the future. Strive to be honest and instead of worrying about the other’s reaction, be more consumed with how to improve the situation at hand.
5. Past relationships: It’s important when beginning a relationship that you lay everything out in the open. Being entirely honest will give the person the opportunity to bail before feelings are invested and cultivated. Have a Q and A – giving each individual the opportunity to ask the questions that they deem important and worthwhile. Disclosing prior relationships will alleviate any possible surprises in the future – which will also eliminate any future arguments.