Communication in Your Relationship

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Interpersonal Communication1 Communication in Your Relationship Christy Fobert COM 200 Instructor Youngs 6/17/2010
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Interpersonal Communication2 I. Introduction a.) Dear Benny and Sandi, I am writing you this letter to give you some advice on communication in your relationship. As you know my husband and I have been attending classes that help with interpersonal communication in relationships. We believe we also could give you some dire advice based on our own personal experience since we have been married for six years. Being a newly engaged couple and asking for advice before marriage makes it seem that you are both interested in keeping your marriage alive and well. One dire concept to keeping your marriage alive and well is to keep your communication flowing, and this letter will explain the basics to good interpersonal communication. I am going to give you five important aspects to keeping your interpersonal communication strong and make your marriage a complete success. II. Active, Critical, Emphatic listening The first basic but important skill to communication is listening. Listening to each other shows that you both respect one another and care about what the other says and
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Interpersonal Communication3 feels. There are three types of listening strategies to help you listen effectively and they are: active, critical, and emphatic. a.) Active listening is defined as assertive communication that develops a sense of trust. 1.) In personal experience of my own letting you spouse know that you are listening make them feel important and builds a sense of trust between the two of you. 2.) Based on interpersonal communication texts they say that active listening has four advantages which are: real communication, understanding, intimacy/trust, and appreciation. These listening advantages create a stronger bond between the both of as well as creating a self confidence in meaningful relationships. b.) Critical Listening is very important because it is the basis of knowing and analyzing what the person is saying and why they are communicating this. 1.) Critical listening from personal experience allows you to ask questions to better understand what the other person is saying. They may assume that you know what they are talking about, but without actively listening you chance understanding and losing trust. 2.) Critical listening allows you to analyze, understand, and draw a conclusion to
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This note was uploaded on 07/08/2011 for the course SCIENCE 207 taught by Professor Reale during the Spring '11 term at Ashford University.

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