I have a tendency inside myself to run decisions into the ground with anxiety. She can be very direct.
In a relationship, decisions are made about scores of matters from the sublime to the mundane. Some decisions, such as a major purchase, may require deliberate and systematic thought before an actual decision is made. Decisions about modifying relational behaviors may occur incrementally between individuals over a long span of time. Gay and lesbian couples made decisions about many issues, including their roles, having or not having children, and the handling of money.
Communication was a thread that connected partners and a vehicle for making decisions. The quality of communication, how effective individuals were in expressing their thoughts and feelings as well as listening to those of their partners, was a vital dimension of these relationships. Positive or effective communication was characterized by a sense of mutuality in which partners felt they could be honest about expressing their thoughts and feelings to each other and that their