When you choose to view your relationship from a new angle, you might be shocked at what you discover about yourself, your partner, and your relationship. When you’ve been with the same person for a long time, you can start to get “tunnel vision” about the way you view each other, yourselves, and the potential of your relationship moving forward. If you want to continue to grow your relationship and thrive, communication is truly the key.

Why Communication Is Key In Relationships

My partner Johnny and I have been together for almost 20 years, celebrating our 9th wedding anniversary just a few weeks ago. Over those two decades, we’ve evolved so much as individuals and as a couple. We are a true team that gives each other space to be our authentic selves and thrive in the life we’ve created together.

Lexi and Johnny
Lexi Sylver and her partner Johnny in Florence, Italy

One of the reasons our relationship has had this space to grow and strengthen is because we both feel open and safe to express ourselves and listen to each other without judgment. We’re open to the endless possibilities that we can explore and enjoy together.

A MASSIVE reason why that’s possible is because we know how to communicate with each other.

When I’m coaching couples (monogamous and open), common threads often emerge: they’re STUCK. They find communication with each other tricky, but there are things they want and need to say to each other.

They’re afraid of hurting each other’s feelings or being judged by each other. They tend to react to each other rather than truly listen to the other person. They find it challenging to defuse the intensity of their emotions and sometimes, end up saying hurtful things they don’t mean.

If you don’t feel heard, seen, or understood by your partner, your potential for relationship growth is limited.

Evolving Together In Your Relationship

How can you evolve together in your relationship if you can’t communicate with each other about what it is that you want or need in your relationship?

How can you move forward if you don’t feel comfortable talking about your dreams, your goals, or your desires?

(Hint: it’s going to be pretty hard!).

Luckily, coaching can open up new areas of possible exploration and growth that endures beyond your coaching sessions.

If you’re ready to transform your relationship and get on the same page as your partner moving forward, book your free coaching discovery call with me to explore how you and your partner can grow and thrive in your relationship!

Until next time, Stay Lexual, my Lexplorers!