It’s a natural tendency to talk, especially when it comes to relationships. Your partner is likely to be the person you engage with most in your daily conversing. As humans, we appreciate the ability to reflect and discuss the interactions we experience; therefore, communication can play a key role in maintaining a healthy connection between you and your significant other.
However, there may come a time during a relationship when silence is more observable. This may be in the beginning stages of a new relationship, randomly in a growing relationship, or later within an established relationship. In short, silence is an eventual and unavoidable occurrence. So how does a couple become comfortable when conversation begins to diminish?
Try these perspectives to help embrace silence in your relationship:
As mentioned previously, how far a relationship has been established may determine the type of silence. Newly developed relationships may experience silence due to the process of getting to know each other: ask questions and get to know a different side to one another. For couples who have spent years together (even decades), silence may stem for another reason, continue reading…
It is safe to say that the longer a relationship is stable and healthy where communication is prioritized the more a couple will know about each other. There may come a time in your relationship when a sense of comfort and simplistic appreciation for the relationship you share forms: don’t fight this natural transformation by filing it with words. Embrace the silence love can offer as you’ve reached a stage in your relationship many couples hope to achieve.
3. Characteristic trait
Another thing to keep in mind when silence is noticed within a relationship is that your partner may have personal characteristics that resemble silence (i.e. they’re shy or introverted). This is something you will have to determine as acceptable in a partner; if you’re a talkative person, a relationship with someone quiet may not be plausible.
These are varying ways to interpret silence within a relationship. It may feel uncomfortable at first, but try to accept silence as a natural human behavior. If you feel the silence you’re experiencing stems from another source, take time and care in addressing it with your partner.
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