Communication is important in relationships: Johansson

Updated: Mar 13, 2012, 08:35 AM IST

London: ‘Lost in Translation’ star Scarlett Johansson says seeking advice and not trying to figure out problems alone is vital to make relationships work.

The ‘We Bought A Zoo’ actress, who has reportedly severed all contacts with ex-husband Ryan Reynolds, said communication is essential in a relationship, Femalefirst reported.

"I have learnt that communication is the most valuable part of a relationship. Being truthful to yourself and to your partner and, when you have a problem, getting to the root of it.

"I think people are secretive by nature. I like to try to work things out on my own and I am not used to seeking out advice. But when you`re in a relationship, just realising that you don`t have to take care of everything is important," she said.