Here are three things you can do to improve the quality of communications in your relationship:
1. Remove all blame and judgment from your communications as this will just close your partner down. Set the goal for your discussion to be an increase in the amount of love and understanding that exists between you and your partner.
2. Summon up courage and sensitively start talking about whatever it is that is missing for you in your relationship. Ask your partner what is missing for them. This will relate to a need that is not being met for both of you, the subject of which triggers fear and powerful emotions in you both.
3. Be as honest as you can with your partner and encourage them to be honest with you. Do this in the spirit of learning and self-development. Remember how easy it was to talk when you fell in love - you can get back to those conversations if you remove the emotional barriers that have got between you and your partner.