Saturday, November 20, 2010

Communication Breakdown

I love to communicate with other people. Whether it's talking with someone in person, by phone, text message, email, or writing in this journal, I feel that it is extremely important say what I'm feeling or thinking. So why then, have I always had such an incredibly hard time communicating with my partners? Boyfriends, husbands, whatever...I feel like they don't understand what I'm trying to say or do, and the feeling is often mutual.

This frustrates the hell out me. Good intentions go misunderstood, and maybe that goes both ways.

I would give anything to be able to get past this barrier. Often I find myself feeling jealous of friends and coworkers who have seemingly perfect relationships. By "perfect" I guess I mean they don't fight every time they have a serious conversation with their significant other.

I guess this is part of codependence, I don't know. Thinking one thing but saying another. Feeling responsible for other people's feelings. I just wish I knew how to move past it.

1 comment:

Mystical said...

OMG...if I could bring myself to communicate better with my husband life would be just about perfect. What I've learned recently is that it goes both ways. You need to know that you can talk to your partner without being afraid to say what's on your matter how insane or hurtful it might seem at the time. Even when you have the best intentions and don't want to hurt the one you love the most in this world, the truth is always the right thing to do. It's really, truly the only way to heal and move forward. Lucky for me I think I'm on the right track.