Positive Communication and Its Effect on Interpersonal Relationships

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This paper provides information about what positive communication is and the effect it has on interpersonal relationships.

Positive Communication and Its Effect on Interpersonal Relationships
The more effectively people communicate with their significant other, the more satisfying and successful their relationship will be. Most people will agree that in order to have a successful relationship it requires positive and effective communication.
What is positive communication?
Bill Mansell, President of MindPerk Inc. states that “positive relationships can mean the difference between success or failure in our business, family and personal life. And, communication is the key to these relationships.” Mansell shares ten steps
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9) Remember. Remembering what brought you together in the first place helps positive communication. In today’s society so many people tend to focus on the bad things in their relationship and forget about all the good. Little things that affect us in a negative manner can be blown out of proportion to the point that we forget all the good that brought us together. Always remember to look at the bigger picture.
10) Communicate about communication. Finally we must communicate about communication. This involves talking about ways we can enhance our communication skills; always discussing how we understand our significant other and the way they communicate to us, whether through body language, actions or actual communication. We should always try to improve our communication by reviewing the aforementioned items. Communication is a quintessential part of any relationship. It is not only essential but absolutely essential.
Some other items I feel are part of positive communication include knowing how to ask for what you want; requesting your desire. Sometimes, because we do not necessarily want to always seem needy, we share our desires in a very indirect manner. This is ineffective. We are not being clear with our significant other. Be direct, ask for the things you want and don’t be afraid of the answer you may or may not get from your partner. The only way you will help your partner understand your desires is by simply asking for them. This might

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