How Communication Can Affect Your Relationship With Your Partner?

785 Words Jul 9th, 2015 4 Pages
Skills Paper (Draft)
As a married woman, I know all to well how communication can affect your relationship with your partner or significant other. While communication skills are vital towards a lasting relationship, effective communication is a necessity with everyone you may encounter. Communication is the foundation for which all cultures, despite age or gender, convey messages through nonverbal or verbal cues. What you say, or don’t say, will have a significant impact on how your message is interpreted and even how you perceive others. The most effective communicators acquire their skills by practicing techniques throughout their daily lives. In an attempt to become a more successful communicator, I have adopted three main communication skills to practice: “You” and “I” statements, Paraphrasing, and Perception Checks. The following will allow the individual to see how these skill-sets have affected my attitude towards interpersonal communication, and moreover how effective communication may influence the perceptions we convey to others.
Embarking on this communication application has permitted me to advance both my knowledge of the subject as well as my own gratification within my household dynamic. Given my husband is also a member of this class; we were able to have a unique perspective throughout each exercise. While on holiday with family in Eugene, we decided to adopt a second dog. Due to Sean’s grandma just having quadruple bypass surgery, we wanted to prevent the…

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