Communication in romantic relationships is essential when it comes to building respectful and productive partnerships with one another. The goal in communication is to exchange information, provide perspective and solutions to conflicting views. Effective communication is not aggressive, demeaning, controlling or demanding. In order for both individuals to have an effective and nurturing relationship, they should first understand their needs and be able to express them in an assertive manner. A successful relationship is able to speak about their needs to each other, negotiate differences and respect each other's opinion.