Essay on Communication: The Key to a Successful Relationship

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The success of any relationship relies on the ability to communicate well. Communication is important in all relationships as it allows us to share our interests, concerns, and support of each other. It helps us to organize our lives and make decisions; and it allows us to work together. Effective communication is based on the way we talk and listen, how we respond as well as our body language. We can all learn how to improve the way we communicate because it takes more than words to create a safe, exciting and secure relationship. All too often the signals we send are not those we intend to send, and when this happens, both the connection and trust are lost in our relationships.
When we communicate, we can say a lot without speaking,
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Her second marriage was hate filled and abusive not only towards her, but also to me. This relationship was more of a consensual relationship, with my step-father holding the hierarchical place, constantly agreeing with what he said just to keep the tensions at a low to avoid confrontations and abuse. The biggest issue that my step-father had and communicated regularly, was that he despised (omit) my mother had a child and would not have another child with him, but in all reality it was a good thing that there weren’t any other children added to the mix.
After my mother’s second divorce, we managed to live happily on our own for a few years. The communication started opening up and my mother and I developed a more pluralistic communication, but the communication between my mother and I depleted with the marriage to her third and current husband, turning more towards a protective communication style. At the age of 16, I was reunited with my father, and found that I finally had a sibling, but with the age difference it has always been exceptionally hard to have any type of open communications with my half sister and brother. From what I have encountered within my father’s side of the family, and the raising of my much younger siblings is that they are more of the Laissez-Faire style, which is the style of communication that I was born in to when my parents were still married. Since my mother’s remarriage for the third time I have
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