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Communication In Relationships Maria Marriage and Family Term Paper There are many different factors of communication in relationships One of the most often asked questions about communication is how one achieves mutual communication in any type of a relationship People sometimes feel that communication makes a better marriage Many people often wonder how to reconnect with their partner after communication has stopped Body language or non verbal communication plays a major role in communication These are some the topics that will be discussed in this research paper Mutual communication is achieved when both partners in a relationship can effectively listen and communicate their feelings with one another Some say that this is the basis for a healthy long lasting relationship There are many skills a good listener has to have Some of which are easier to express than others are The most important of which is expressing empathy De Jong In mutual communication both partners should make eye contact with one another Usually when one makes eye contact it shows that they are paying attention to what the other person is saying to them at the time When mutually communicating neither partner should send destructive messages Destructive messages include but are not limited to ordering threatening lecturing and ridiculing Lauer Destructive messages lead to conflict and not resolution When one person sends a destructive message to the listener the listener more than likely will get discouraged and that will make the situation worse Ordering and threatening lead to more of a power struggle rather than to effective communication There are many different styles of a poor listener There are people who fake the fact that they are listening when their mind is in another place For example John is making it seem like he is listening to his wife Julie when in fact he is thinking about his golf game the next day There are people who interrupt Interrupting decreases
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