Erika Ettin: Coronavirus conversations: Why communication is more important than ever for online daters – Tyler Morning Telegraph
We’ve all heard it before: open and effective communication is one of the keys to a successful relationship. Even after being married for decades, being honest and clear with a spouse — about the good, the bad, and the ugly — is a sign of a healthy relationship, even if it’s not always easy. (FYI: It’s almost never easy.)
Even more challenging? Communication early in a relationship. While you’re still getting to know each other, it can be difficult to say what you really mean — perhaps you’re scared of turning your potential match off by sounding too clingy, paranoid or just plain odd. Something you say can be misconstrued or lost in translation — and just like that, you’ve been ghosted.
But as singles navigate the complicated online dating world amid the even more complicated coronavirus pandemic, open communication is more vital than ever. After all, your safety