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Running head: LETTER OF ADVICE 1 Letter of Advice LaShanda Lawyer COM200: Interpersonal Communication May 5, 2015 Instructor Kennedy Kelechi Halams
LETTER OF ADVICE 2 Letter of Advice Dear Adam and Allie, I would like to congratulate the both of on your engagement and I am so excited that I was chosen to be a part of your journey. I can assure you that I am the perfect fit for your situation due to my studies in my Interpersonal Communication course. Communication is very important in any type of relationship especially marriage. Marriage is built on having effective communication with your partner for longevity. In marriage, communication can determine whether the relationship is strong enough to move forward or will end abruptly. If the both of you follow through with the advice I am offering then this marriage will be a lifetime of happiness and understanding. Let your engagement be a learning process and prepare you for this life-long journey ahead. I have learned so much about effective communication in relationships that I’m sure you’ll find beneficial. Effective Interpersonal Communication requires ongoing practice and applies to all of us. To be more competent communicators, both of you can take responsibility for your communication behaviors. What is interpersonal communication? It is a unique type of communication that involves two individuals interacting via face-to-face or mediated channels. You will have to strive to be truthful, accurate, and clear in all of your communication (Bevan & Sole, 2014). Marriage is a very dedicated relationship that will require lots of communication. The both of you need to analyze the way you communicate with others and make notes of the good and bad. Sometimes your interactions with others may affect how well you communicate with each other. Transitioning into marriage can be very stressful especially since it’s new for the both of you. Your communication skills will indeed be tested through different chapters of your lives together. I know this not only by what I learned in the course but from my personal experiences. My husband and I really struggled with communication in our first year as a
LETTER OF ADVICE 3 married couple. Signals were all the way off and we didn’t express our feelings properly. I am hoping that you two won’t have to go through this and this is why I am giving insight on how to get more acquainted with your individual interpersonal skills. The most basic social need is the need to belong. Friendship, acceptance by others, and the ability to both give and receive love are powerful needs for all humans, and they drive much of our interpersonal communication.

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