The art of communication

“Communicate, even when it’s uncomfortable or uneasy. of the best ways to save a relationship or a situation is through speaking it all out.”

Communication is defined as the exchange of information between a sender and a receiver, and the inference of meaning between the individuals. We use communication in different ways but at times the absence of communication results to a lot of problems, like for example misunderstanding.  The absence of communication often leads to assumptions which can be misleading and interfere with our perception towards others, especially those we love.

This often happens in relationships. Parent to child, friendships or even intimate relationships. Your partner might come home late one day, due to one delay or another and due to lack of communication especially in a repeated situation, your mind would only conclude that they are cheating or doing anything foul which could result in tension and/or a separation.
Why? Simply because both parties have failed to communicate. The one coming home late is at fault since they have not made their partner aware of the fact that they would be late. The other partner, instead of inquiring of where and why they come home late.

Another example would be, if your parent or a friend asks you to do them something, which is very important, and you do it, and assume that they will know that you have done it, instead of letting them know that you have fulfilled your part, they could easily assume that you haven’t, that’s if they do not ask either.

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These two examples are good examples in terms of giving an idea of how easy it is for us to burn bridges and break relationships, not because there is anything wrong with us, but because we lack communication. Often, these days, a lot of friendships tend to break up simply because we don’t correct those we are close to because we assume they will not respond positively. With that, you create a problem with someone internally and start behaving differently because of your assumptions and lack of communication.

For some of us, we have a lot of positive qualities however, we find ourselves breaking relationships, burning bridges and even constantly in conflict with parents, siblings and/or relatives because we either lack or don’t know how to communicate. I’ve heard this often, where someone might say that at times there are things which are “unnecessary” to notify someone else about or rather aren’t really important. Well, we’re different. Communication is easy, and it’s better to speak it all out than have little to no communication.

Try communicating and I promise you that, you might just salvage situations of which you may have lost all hope on. Some things might just not be as you assume they are. You may be surprised.

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Responding To Life.



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