There are couples that have successfully gone through life with a strong relationship that has spanned decades. They are often asked how they managed to stay together. Life is difficult for many couples, and lost relationships are often the price paid for surviving life's tribulations. Few of these people will even think about how much time they spend talking to each other. They may cite their agreement on major issues. Some will say they have simply been in love all through their years together.
Couples that manage to keep their long term relationships often spend a great deal of time talking with each other. They discuss the issues in their life no matter how large or small. For them, talking together is a natural part of their lives. They do not see it as something unusual. This is the reason they often forget to credit it when asked about their relationship success.