The effects of poor communication on a relationship can threaten the existence of a relationship itself.
The symptoms of communication breakdown include feeling like the other person is not listening, arguing constantly, feeling like nothing of substance is being said and of course, acting defensively.
Poor communication can take away our self-esteem and self-confidence. Lack of communication in relationships can’t be ignored, especially in situations when you actively feel like you can’t communicate with your partner.
Good relationships are built on trust, honesty, openness and importantly mutual respect.
The path to developing good productive, caring and supportive relationships is built by developing effective listening skills, probably the most important aspect of good interpersonal communication.