Close Relationships Sometimes Mask Poor Communication Tanya Christian 122 English Composition II Interpersonal Communication August 2, 2011 1 After reading the article on Close Relationships Sometimes Mask Poor Communication it hit home for me. Me and my fiance have poor communication skills. We have been together for the past eight years, and we still have a problem commutating. He likes to take over the conversation, or cut me off when we are talking.

He said that is because he has short term memory, and that I am long winded, and he has short term memory , and needs to get respond to what I am saying or he will forget if he lets me finish. I on the other hand feel’s like he is talking at me not to me, or he is making me feel like I don’t have a clue on what it going on. Now he says that I read to much into his facials expressions and the tone of his voice. He also thinks that I am trying to flip his words. For me this article was on point also and eye opener.

In reading the article it stated that “In fact, spouses sometimes communicate with each other no better than strangers do, a new study suggest“. ( Ashford student library ProQuest U. S. News & World Report. Washington: Jan 2011. p. 1 ). In my own personal option I do think that some couples communicate better with strangers than they do each other. What are something’s that I can do to make this does not happen again is. I can having stopping points when I am talking to see if he has something say at that time.

I can also express how I am feeling about this tone, and his facial expression so that we will be on that same page. That way we will not assume what the other is saying or thinking. In chapter three of Interpersonal Communication it list things that we can do to improve our intrapersonal communication. one is to increase your self-awareness “To improve your communication skills, you must first increase your self-awareness to understand how you interpret your world. ” We also can or need to accept yourself 2 you accept and like yourself, in spite of your faults and failings, you will be more likely to carry a positive attitude into your interpersonal communication with others. If you accept yourself as you are, you will be more likely to accept others as they are. If you can admit and forgive yourself for mistakes, you will be more likely to allow others to make mistakes and to forgive them as well. ”(Sole, K. 2011 Making connections: Understanding interpersonal communication. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc. https://content. ashford. edu). The next thing that we can do is practice our skills. ” Finally, to improve your intrapersonal communication, you must practice the communication skills you have learned in this course. Participating fully in the course discussions, completing the exercises and activities in this text, and employing the tools you have acquired can help you take your communication skills to the next level. ”(Sole, K. 2011). Making connections: Understanding interpersonal communication.

San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (https://content. ashford. edu). If I apply this skills that I have learn in these chapters to my everyday life, and try to get my fiance to apply theses skills we both will improve our communication skills with each other and other. Reference Page 1. Ashford student library ProQuest U. S. News & World Report. Washington: Jan 2011. p. 1 2. Sole, K. 2011 Making connections: Understanding interpersonal communication. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (https://content. ashford. edu)