When communicating, the most important thing that often gets overlooked is: TIMING. It is best to choose a time where you are both ready to talk. A good time is NOT when your partner just had a long day at work, is exhausted, is on their way out, feels rushed, etc. Ask is now a good time for you to talk. Be ok if it is not, and together choose a time later to have this chat. Timing is everything. Why talk to your partner when they are unable to hear you?! A good exercise might be for you both to choose a time in advance that you use for special talks and check in’s. Then you will both be calm and ready! Timing is key!