Vexation with your Valentine? Try this communication tip rooted in ancient wisdom by Grace Ganel, L.Ac. It’s no secret that communication is key to a strong relationship. We often forget ourselves in the heat of the moment, disregarding our partner’s feelings in the wake of our own. Next time you’re not feeling heard, try this instead. Make a Request Though it would seem simple enough, it’s important that we define what is meant by request and how someone can respond to one.