What goes unsaid is another way of describing withholding communication. Many relationships participate in this type of behavior for fear of hurting the other persons feelings, starting an argument, or the person leaving them, just to name a few. This frequently results in inauthenticity or covering up the real communication of what is going on with them. The sad part is this, most people don’t communicate what their real experience is until it is way too late. Whether you are in a friendship or a partnership of some sort, the emotional baggage gets heavy and smothering. It takes quite a bit of courage to let go of being right and take the risk of being vulnerable and authentic. Relationships are doomed to die without honest and open communication. This means from the get go, not years later. Take it from me and my last relationship. Things would have gone a lot different if I would have honored myself and spoke my truth early on. Now here’s the deal, That doesn’t mean anything other than things would have gone different. I have no idea where the relationship would have gone. That’s the past. Any speculation is a story built on a foundation of sand. We can only live in the now and communicate in the present. Anything else will damage a relationship. So dare to be bold and speak your truth with compassion and ownership. Be 100% responsible, and, communicate to your friends, family, and lovers the impact of withholding communication. Clean things up! Don’t let anything go unsaid. Be responsible, be generous, and be in integrity. Anything else is the beginning of the end.