Most people realize that it is unreasonable to expect others to read their mind, yet they still feel hurt and outraged when their innermost, unexpressed thoughts go unheard. In intimate relationships, there exists a fallacy and erroneous expectation that mind reading is not only a legitimate supposition but that a partner who fails to adeptly interpret thoughts and to take appropriate action is unloving.

Effective communication that is clear, concise and transparent is the best way to avoid the missteps and pitfalls of faulty assumptions. Communication often goes awry when partners expect each other to pick up on hints, innuendos and veiled messages.

Here are five common mindreading mistakes and things to do to avoid making them: Read more