Every conversation matters in an intimate relationship. Each exchange builds on another, and there are no shortcuts.
Think of every feeling, story, secret, and emotion that friends and loved ones share with you as a gift that brings you closer together. Communicating is the only way that we can see into one another’s hearts and minds. It’s our responsibility to give thoughts and feelings a voice; otherwise, they remain invisible.
Since every conversation is a two-way street, listening is equally important. Real friends notice when you’re saying something that matters—and they never forget it.
Once we agree to share our stories, they become a bridge of sorts. To learn more about building more meaningful relationships with the people who matter most, visit our Instaread on Carry On, Warrior.