Masking Poor Communication

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Masking Poor Communication
Christina Ladd
Interpersonal Communication
Danielle Doud
03/10/2013

It is human nature to communicate and it is a very important part of life; in order to complete or do anything communication is needed. Communication can be verbal or non verbal, either way there is communication. Berlo states: “When we communicate, we interact with one another, and this interaction or ongoing activity of engaging each other in communication, changes each of us and changes our relationship to one another” Sole (2010), this where we start to develop relationships with one another and communication seems to be taken for granted, close interaction with one another leads us to believe that others know or understand what we are saying even when we are unclear. In life most people engage in interpersonal communication, communication between two people a husband and wife or two friends hanging out together. In interpersonal communication we create a bias, believing that because we are close to someone they will understand our needs or wants for example “"A wife who says to her husband, 'it's getting hot in here,' as a hint for her husband to turn up the air conditioning a notch, may be surprised when he interprets her statement as a coy, amorous advance instead," Savitsky (2011). In my interpersonal relationship with my husband, I do take for granted that he just knows what I mean when I speak even when I am short or unclear, he may hear me say something like “well you know what I mean”. In the beginning of our relationship we lived in California where I am from, so because we lived in California we made frequent visits to Las Vegas, to visit his family. In the beginning I was fine, but as time went on and the visits became more frequent, I became bitter about the trips, but never said anything. When my husband would say we were going to take a trip to Las Vegas, I would simply go pack with no enthusiasm figuring that he would take...
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