Article Review: 'Can We Talk? Researcher Talks About the Role of Communication in Happy Marriages'

604 Words Jan 30th, 2018 2 Pages
Yes, I can definitely relate to the article based on the idea of self-disclosure within relationships. Some personal examples would be that music, entertainment, and politics are very important subjects in the household. My partner has always been very musical, and he has perfect pitch. As a result, we often discuss new music, old music, styles of music, and toss around ideas for his band. This is often new ground for self-disclosure because music is always changing and evolving. Our other interest, entertainment, has to do with comedians, movies, and television shows. That brings a whole multitude of discussions. Politics is another subject we discuss a lot. Of course, we discuss our work, where our lives are going, etc. Every once in awhile we discuss our two year and five year goals with each other, which is extremely important. Some of the example questions given at the end of the article were things we have already talked about in the past, so for us it is important to come up with new things.
Self-disclosure is an immensely important part of any relationship because life is not just made up of the detailed minutiae of day-to-day life, but about who a person is, which has a lot to do with their likes, dislikes, goals, family relationships, politics, work, hobbies, travel, etc. Without discussing who a person is in their essence, then a couple may as well be living as roommates rather than intimate…

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