Oh my god. First, how about not being so easily offended by something simple and pretending like that's the only thing I said to illustrate the things I personally felt were wrong with their relationship. K, thanks.
Furthermore, all 3 of you are thoroughly proving my point of the importance of proper communication as you're taking what I said way wrong and way too personally.
First of all, Sharla has said herself that they both are not fully fluent in Japanese and sometimes they struggle talking to each other. She said that in her own recent video about keyboardsan and where he is from (albeit only alluding, she's mentioned it before in other earlier videos though). Maybe pay attention to their videos if you're going to ridicule others for commenting about it, (Response to Inka's point)? Secondly, I never ever said you can't have a relationship with someone if you don't speak the same language. That is a WHOLE lot of implication on one small, short thing that I said. Simply that there are deep emotions that you cannot verbally communicate without speaking the same language. That's just a fact. Whether you want to believe it or not. I never said you can't love anyone. You can love someone for a variety of very different reasons and yes you can communicate that love in different ways (duh, hence the existence of physical touch, gifts, etc) but to pretend that "Love" isn't an umbrella term and there are a series of emotions involved with love is simply being naive.
Thirdly, when I was taking sociology, we did plenty of experiences on how important language is and just how quickly things can go wrong when you don't fully understand the language you speak and must find other ways of communicating.
My point, which I'll try to simplify - is that because both Sharla and Keyboardsan don't speak fluent Japanese, it's only natural that they will have trouble communicating. Sharla is sensitive (as illustrated by her twitter rage fits over nothing) and the fact that complains so much about Keyboardsan in general leads me to believe that she assumes a lot about what he says and doesn't really ask clarifying questions. It happens a lot in relationships and is a big contributor to the downfall of relationships.
So @Inka, good for you that you and your relationship is working out well. But you cannot compare your relationship to everyone else's. Ever heard of being an exception to the rule? And everyone's experiences are different. Just because you went through one experience doesn't mean someone in a similar situation will do the same. That's not how life works and it's ignorant to think that way, period. I've studied psychology for over a decade (and I continue to study as the information always changes, god I feel like broken record I have to say that so much heh) and a lot of that study involves human relationships and the psychology around it. So that's where all of that comes from.
And to Qualle's point; you do remember where you are right? It's PULL where 90% of what we do is analyzation. Of course we don't *see* everything about their relationship but neither do we see everything that Sharla does in her life, only what she chooses to show us, yet you all have no problems speculating on other areas of her life. Don't be a hypocrite. (Not insulting, making a blunt observation).
To Casio: A relationship of convenience doesn't have to be literal convenience or material based at all. Whatever is convenient to the parties involved make it a relationship of convenience. Two people who are incompatible and know it often stay with each other anyway because it's better than being alone. That is a kind of relationship of convenience. It's convenient to have a partner because it's inconvenient to be alone and having to start all over (I.E. emotional convenience). Not necessarily saying that's their situation but the vibe their relationship gives off to me is one of convenience based on the behavior.
*Sorry if this was all muddled, I just woke up and on a janky laptop. Thank you @cieh for understanding that I didn't mean what was clearly misinterpreted by others. The importance of language.