In all our communication with personal and business relationships you can come to the state of, "What we have here is a failure to communicate." Sometimes I think good communication should be the easiest thing in the world and sometimes it is as difficult as climbing Mount Everest. Apply
Eye To Eye For Excellent Communication.
Now IT DOES take two to tango but ONE side can get in the face and get it done. The trick to being on the same page with someone is communicate EARLY, OFTEN, ALL THE TIME. Be proactive with your questions and thoughts and iron out differences, hurts, GET ON THE SAME PAGE.
Restate what people told you to see if you got it....
DID YOU GET IT? Or explain it back again. Ask at the end to smooth over hurt feelings, ARE WE GOOD NOW? Someone, one side has to be BRAVE in the communication and plow through walls and all sorts of invisible barriers that there may be to get to UNDERSTANDING, that same page thing. WITHOUT good communication and that two to tango thing, life in a relationship OF ANY KIND is going to be DIFFICULT at best. All you can do is be the BEST communicator on your side and see if you can achieve that eye to eye feeling. If the other side gives you at least a shot at understanding who they are and where they are coming from and what is important to them, WELL YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY!!