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The Citizen

Paradise in Communication

A couple’s three tips to sustain happiness in romance

       Valentine’s day is here! Maintaining true happiness in a relationship can be everyone’s dream. Learning how to communicate effectively can be hard, but is a key to a healthy relationship, and enables understanding and growth. From one couple to the many others in the world, here are a few tips to help you communicate effectively with your significant other.

  1. Identify Your Feelings: The first thing to remember is that everyone’s feelings are valid, but may have different emotions about the same thing. Talk about your problems and concerns.
  2. Honesty: Always be honest when you communicate. Relationships are built on trust, and it can easily be broken if you aren’t entirely truthful with each other. You two are there to help support each other, and you can’t help your significant other to your highest capabilities if you can’t be honest about everything.
  3. Patience: Be patient with your significant other. You are on the same team. Communication skills can take time to learn, but if you can be patient with your significant other and understand they are trying their best, they will appreciate that you listen and give them time.

These are the things we have to remember as a couple to do. Providing clarity, honesty, and patience helps us understand each other. We’ve deepened our relationship through communicating with these tips and have learned the best ways to support one another. These three things are significant and what we found to be the most helpful for us. If you follow this advice when you and your significant other have a serious conversation, you might find that it will go a lot smoother. In the end you want to learn how to best support each other and have a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

About the Contributors
Hailee Pasternack, Staff Writer
Hailee Pasternack was born in Tacoma, Washington, but was raised in New York and Texas for most of her life until her junior year of high school, when she moved to Oakland and attended Holy Names High School. Hailee found her love of writing by writing down all her thoughts and ideas and turning them into stories. Hailee is a new student to Laney College and is excited to grow as a writer due to journalism.
Dante Poli, Staff Writer
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