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Explain how relational theories influence communication Rational communication is what shapes as well reflects the way individuals regard one another. Building social relationship is not only about being social, a positive climate helps attain an instrumental goal that is missing in any conversation. One of the most illuminating theories of family communication to come out the systems tradition is a relational theory (Koerner & Fitzpatrick, 2002). Despite the clear evidence that relational theories affect family interaction, few theories directly address the pivotal role of these variables to shape the ways in which family members communicate as well as interpret communication. From various conversations I was involved in over the past five days, my style of communication has changed I various ways in a relationship with the persons I had a conversation with. For instance, when communicating with my friends I use informal language, whereas communicating with a coworker I use formal communication.
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