When one or both partners fail to actively listen to what the other is saying, it can lead to misunderstandings and frustration.
Bringing up sensitive topics when one or both partners are stressed, tired, or emotionally charged can lead to ineffective communication and escalation of conflicts.
Some couples avoid discussing difficult or uncomfortable topics to prevent conflict.
Assuming you know what your partner is thinking or feeling without clear communication can lead to misinterpretations and misunderstandings.
Using defensive or criticizing language can put the other person on the defensive and create a hostile environment for open communication.