If you prefer listening than reading, I just published the latest episode of re-kindle podcast. You can stream it online or download it for listening to it later.
Not only long distance relationships, communication matters in all relationships. When I say relationships, I mean every single relationship. Whether it is friendship, your romantic relationship or your business relation. Communication is vital to keep a relationship healthy.
Recently, I was talking to this co-blogger friend of mine. She shared an interesting story. One of her friends recently moved to a place nearby her. Because of her helping nature, she was helping him move without any hassles. So, he found a place. The location was perfect. He also negotiated with the landlord and managed to get the rent lower by 500 bucks.
But, when he entered the room, he wasn’t happy with the condition of the walls of the room. The wall had like scratch marks, and paint was coming off ( it was rented out to bachelors prior ). So, for 4-5 days he kept thinking whether to find a new home or how to find the right person to get the walls painted and so on. After over thinking about this for 4 or 5 days, he finally consulted my friend. She suggested that he should confront the landlord directly.
Accepting her advice, he confronted the landlord. They both had a conversation and finally, the landlord agreed that he will get the wall painted but he needs to pay for it. They came to a mutual agreement that landlord will arrange a person to get the wall painted and the tenant will pay for it.
When you hear for the first time, the story doesn’t sound like a big deal.
But, from the time when he saw the condition of the walls, and up to the point when he confronted with the landlord, there was a time of over-thinking. When he was continuously thinking of what to do.
It happens with a lot of people. People often form their own opinions and, instead of talking and solving it out, they keep thinking and creating their own versions of stories in their heads.
If you’re one such person ( like me ), I’d recommending confronting what you feel to people instead of keeping it in your head.
Note: I covered this topic in detail in my podcast, you can listen to it from the link above.