3 Apps Couples Need To Improve Communication

3 Apps Couples Need To Improve Communication

"Communication to a relationship is like oxygen to life. Without it... it dies." - Tony Gaskins


As the weather gets colder, it's another reminder that soon we will have Thanksgiving and Christmas break. Whether you are currently at the same school or long distance, most couples will be separated over the holidays. In such a technological age, it's becoming easier to stay in touch regularly. I wanted to share some of my favorite apps that have helped my relationships by bringing us together and helping to improve communication.

1. Rabbit

Rabbit is a superb service that enables you to stream in-app your favorite videos from your favorite services like Youtube, Netflix, and Hulu. While you watch, you can also message your SO and even video chat without having to leave the app! This app makes balancing all those forms of communication a breeze. It really makes it feel like you are watching your fave shows together.

2. Couple

Couple is an app that goes above and beyond your normal messaging service. I like Couple for how it helps to facilitate organization and coordination with things like shared lists and notes. I've always liked to create bucket lists for that season of things that we want to do together. It also allows you to create a personal and private timeline to build your history and track special moments together so that you both never forget.

Couple also has some unique features like their thumbkiss, which allows you to touch the same spot on your phone as your partner and will vibrate to notify you that you just gave each other a thumb kiss. You can also send each other drawings or draw together. Both of these are great ways to brighten each other's day!

3. Happy Couple

Happy Couple is both entertaining and informative because you can have fun answering questions and find out more about what your partner thinks or feels. Every day you have the opportunity to answer 5 questions from a variety of 6 topics. After your partner answers the same questions, you will get notified if your answers match up or not. By seeing how each other responded, this can spark discussions that are often more meaningful. You can send messages in-app, such as comments on certain questions and answers.

Happy Couple also promotes having a more meaningful relationship with features like 'Tip of the Day' and personalized activities and challenges. The 'Tip of the Day' includes advice in many different areas of your relationship and gives you some concrete ideas or steps you can take towards incorporating this into your relationship. The 'Challenges' also cover a broad range with ideas designed to make you more intentional in your relationship, such as challenges encouraging you to show some extra love towards your SO and/or to do something new together as a date.

I hope these apps will help you to improve the communication in your relationship. Always remember to communicate, because relationships need communication in order to grow.

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Ladies, It's Good To Be Honest With The Boy You Like, Please Share Your Feelings

No matter how scared you are.


As girls, we're often told that we need to be chased, and we need to be pursued and that the guy needs to make the first move. And even if we do want to tell someone how we feel, it's terrifying to take that first step because you don't know how they're going to respond. Maybe you'll scare them off, maybe you'll lose their friendship, or everything will be awkward for a year and a century.

Well, it's true — it is terrifying.

But I'm here to tell you that it's OK to be honest, it's OK to be share how you're feeling, it's OK to be bold. Even though it's terrifying.

I recently had the experience of sharing with a boy that I liked him, and let me tell you I was nervous. I literally couldn't sleep and my hands were shaking and my heart was pounding. I honestly thought I was going to combust. I had no idea how he was going to react, but I knew in my heart (and from the Lord) that I needed to share how I felt. I'm a big fan of honesty. I hate games of trying to figure out how somebody feels and what this or that text means.

So, I took the step and I told him how I felt.

I told him that I sometimes thought of him as more than a friend and that I valued his friendship and just wanted to be honest. I told him that I wasn't expecting anything in return and wasn't trying to overwhelm him. I told him that whatever his response was I could handle it and hoped we both were mature enough to move forward as friends. Yes, I was scared out of my mind... but it went well.

We're still only friends. But I have no regrets.

Because not only does he know how I feel, but I know how he feels. I don't have to constantly stress over what this or that means. And luckily for me, he was a guy who could handle the truth and talk about his feelings.

Ladies, I know it's scary to be so vulnerable and risk getting hurt. But don't be afraid to open your heart. God will open and close the doors and lead you to the right place. All you can do is be yourself and be honest with yourself and the people around you. Maybe it doesn't go well, maybe it all blows up and you're disappointed. Well, then it's time for that door to close. Who wants to be with someone who can't handle an awkward conversation every now and then?

Be honest with the people you care about. Open your heart and take a chance. And give the rest to the Lord.

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