One of the perks of a healthy relationship is good communication. Good communication is an important part of all relationships and as such, hence building a stronger and healthier partnership. In actual fact, all relationships have ups and downs, but a healthy communication style can make it easier to deal with conflict, and according to Ashley Graham, she and her husband, Justin Ervin understand the effectiveness of good communication in their relationship.
According to the 31-year old American model during a recent interview, she disclosed that the two lovebirds never go a day without communicating, even when they are apart for work, in different time zones. She further stated understanding each other’s love language has done them a lot of good in their relationship.
In her words;
Something that’s really important to us is love languages, and knowing what our love languages were so that we weren’t constantly giving each other the wrong love that we wanted or needed. We don’t go to bed mad at each other.
There was one week when he was in LA and I was in Dubai, and it was so hard to talk that whole week. We would send each other little love text messages but because of the difference in time zones, we would wake up or go to bed to these loving text messages.
The pair have been married since 2010 and Ashley disclosed she still cannot get over how her husband proposed to her. According to her, their proposal was all caught on tape thanks to some pre-planning on Ervin’s part. He told her that they were going to film something for The Justin and Ashley Show, which was a series of video diaries recorded on a webcam that the two had been making together. They had just sat down on the stoop of her apartment in Brooklyn to start filming when Ervin pulled a ring out of his pocket.
I honestly thought it was a joke, but it was real life. And then Justin said ‘I want to get married in two months.’
The rest, as they say, is history.
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