The role of communication in a long distance relationship (PT 1)

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Imagine your relationship with no arguments. The one where you can hear each other and be heard in return. What would your relationship be like if you knew your partner’s feelings, doubts and concerns?

Effective communication in a long-distance relationship is the ability to express and listen to each other to have an understanding. In a long-distance relationship, you have to be able to reach this understanding mostly via online means. Clear and effective communication is essential to navigating your long-distance relationship successfully.

Any relationship that don’t have effective communication, such relationship is collapsing..

In a long-distance relationship, emotional connection relies entirely on how good is your communication.

Effective communication can help you get to know someone you met online or maintain a long-distance relationship with your current partner. Without effective communication, you are likely to have misunderstandings and arguments.

In this article, we will explore the importance of effective communication in a long-distance relationship. You will learn how to improve your communication with your long-distance partner.

What Is Effective Communication in a Long-Distance Relationship?
Effective communication in a long-distance relationship is your ability to talk to your partner in a way that you understand each other.

To reach this understanding, both you and your partner need two skills expressing yourself clearly and listening to each other. To have a healthy and successful long-distance relationship, you have to be able to reach this understanding predominantly through online means.

You need to know which is your preferred way of communicating either texting, phoning, or video calling and agree upon the frequency of communication that suits both of you.

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Effective communication is a cornerstone of any relationship. Partners who can communicate effectively can form successful relationships based on trust and understanding. Couples who don’t have good communication experience many problems and unnecessary arguments that could ruin your relationship.

The communication in a long-distance relationship is challenging because:

Most communication is online.
There is a lack of body language.
You only express through verbal and written communication.
So, unless you say or write how you feel, there’s no way for your partner to know it.

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Emmanuel Oluwatomisin Afolabi (EOA) is a freelancing reporter with 9News Nigeria. A young and dynamic minister and lover of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He served as the Editor & Production Manager of the Voice Magazine. He obtained his National Diploma from the department of Mass communication, Ogun State Institute Of Technology, IGBESA (OGITECH), and studied Journalism and Media Studies at Alison (Online Course) He is happily blessed with his parent, Revd &Pst Mrs Daniel Afolabi and his younger ones, Timileyin & Mary Afolabi.Phone number: 08131194469 Instagram & Facebook - Emmanuel Oluwatomisin Afolabi Email:

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