Advise Letter: Interpersonal Communication

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A Letter of advice for Sarah and John
Crystalyn D Asbach
Com200: Interpersonal Communication
Instructor: Robert Lindquist
October 22, 2012

Introduction
In this paper I will go through some basic steps for better communication with people ranging from significant others to co-workers. Communication is very important in everyday life; you need it continuously so it is always important to have good communication skills. It could lead you to have a long and happy relationship where you know what your spouse wants from you or how to deal with certain issues you may have. Even having good communication skills can affect the friends you get, also having a good understanding of gender roles or culture in the other persons “community” can take you a long way.

Dear Sarah and John I would like to congratulate you both on your engagement. I am pleased that you would like to have some advice on how to use interpersonal communication skills in your relationship. I just want to inform you that nobody is a perfect communicator all the time. However you can work to become a better listener by trying a few of these tips I am about to give you. Effective communication patterns and skills are important characteristics of a good relationship. (Sole, 2011) Marriage comes with many challenges; it is great that you are seeking advice for effective use of interpersonal communication within your relationship. Effective interpersonal communication requires a process by which self-concept is developed and maintained, trying to develop strategies for active, critical, and empathic listening. I would like to discuss the barriers of effective interpersonal interactions and the principles and misconceptions in effective interpersonal communications.

I believe if you follow these five important steps it will help you and your partner to communicate effectively and have a good, long lasting relationship. It will teach you how to listen to each other’s feelings and how to...
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