“The degree of block can vary with the severity or repeating of the communication stop,” Daniel Evans writes in his article, “The Importance of Communication in Relationships.” “A block in the relationship exists or will grow when communication is just flat out avoided.”Evans grew up with the notion of not wanting to upset others; however, that only propelled him to avoid communicating on touchy topics altogether.
“In adult relationships, this behavior only avoided the hard issues that people have to work through for the relationship to be healthy and grow.”Along with avoidance, diversion is another troublesome communication tactic.
We all know communication in relationships is important, but in the early stages, is a tight-lipped manner a red flag signaling you to run the other way?
I’d say yes, considering a block in communication is fatal in serious, long-term relationships.
Over time I’ve learned to confront the infamous “red flags” when it comes to the dating world.