Communication is essential to a healthy, happy relationship. Your partner is likely the person you are closest to and most vulnerable with, and communication is vital to maintaining that bond. When communication falters, or there is misunderstanding or conflict in the relationship, the emotional fallout can be severe. At the same time, putting some work into improving your communication skills can result in big rewards in the relationship.
Many people are feeling the effects of higher prices on their wallets. Putting food on the table takes more of our income, as well as the rising cost of gas, rent or mortgage interest rates. All these additional costs can put stress not just on our bank accounts but on our relationships and our mental health.