Relationships take time. Pretty obvious, but often times they take a lot of communication over time. Seems to be another obvious statement, relationships are about communication right? What amazes me is how relationships can break down because of communication. Maybe it is that conversation you have over the phone where you cannot see the reaction of the other person, or that separation of miles that keeps you from communicating, or maybe it is just the lack of communication and conversation that causes it all to break down. At some point we have all had a relationship that has broken down because of communication, but I wonder how many times we could prevent this break down?
It seems that in relationships, the things that go unsaid are often more damming then the things that are said. The littlest misunderstanding that could be cleared up with a quick apology or question can split a relationship apart and force the two to never talk again. Its funny that we are afraid to say the thing that both of us are thinking, or to say the thing that could offend the other for the moment but save the relationship forever. I wonder how many relationships have been ruined or have been limited because one person or another was afraid to say what needed to be said.
Whats the hardest thing about relationships that you deal with?