The Consequences Of Interpersonal Communication

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As stated in the first paper written, I’m canalizing the relationship between my boyfriend and me. A little over three years ago I fell in love expectantly at the age of sixteen. I had no idea that we would end up having a future together. My life turned upside down in the best way possible and in the mean time I have learned many life lessons in between. We have had many obstacles but have managed to get through everything together. No relationship is perfect, everyone has moments where they truly struggle. Our biggest obstacle is communication. “Interpersonal communication is a dynamic form of communication between two (or more) people in which the messages exchanged significantly influence their thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and relationships” (McCornack, 2013). Our problem is we both have a hard time explaining how we feel about a situation. I tend to hold my emotions in and then it results in effecting my emotions and behaviors which …show more content…
Something my boyfriend and I struggle with is communication as I stated above. We are good at your typical small talk conversation. What we struggle with is taking the time to get to know each other again. We’ve been together for three in a half years now but we are not the same people we were back then. We both have grown so much and have evolved in some of the best ways. Our interests shift and our personalities change as time goes on, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing though. A stage in Knapp’s coming together stage that I think is very important to come back to is the intensifying stage. “During this intensifying stage, you and your partner begin to revalpreviously withheld information, such as secrets about your past or important life dreams and go” (McCornack, 2013). Something we can do to improve our relationship is to get past the small talk and work on spending time with each other more and dedicating time to getting to know each other

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