For the longest time, people have written books, films, shows, and songs about struggling to get through to a partner. In fact, Romeo and Juliet would probably still be alive if they could have just worked on their message-relaying skills. Whether you just want to be heard or you can't decipher your significant other's vague comments, not being on the same page as your partner is definitely frustrating. But if you're wondering if there are signs you have real communication problems, not just occasional rifts, you're not alone. Though catching a little static from time to time is normal in pretty much every relationship, it can be draining when there is a complete breakdown in dialogue between you and your partner.
Obviously all of this — and a number of other problems — could be solved in an instant if you were telepathic or that carnival machine from Bigwas real. But until Professor Xavier invites you to join his School for Talented Youngsters, you'll have to rely on your good old fashioned sense of comprehension to navigate the murky waters of interpersonal discourse. Thankfully, there are quite a few ways to sort through things and identify if you and your SO have real communication problems.