Good communication is essential for any kind of relationship and it lies at the heart of a relationship. No relationship can survive without communication, and to be more precise, without a good communication. Poor communication will lead to disasters in a relationship.
First of all, the existence of a good communication will give mutual happiness. We feel happy because we are contented about sharing stuff and being listened to.
Secondly good communication is essential in a sense that you can not otherwise make the other person know about what you think. This is very important for mutual understanding and problem solving. So how can you say that you are doing good with communication in a relationship? Well, a good communication can be identified by its ingredients.
While communicating, our physical and mental presence is one of the crucial ingredients to make the communication “good”. If we simply sit there while the other person is talking there is no point in communicating. Similarly, if we do not present ourselves while the other person wants to communicate then there is no point in having a relationship.
Our listening style
It is important that we should listen while the other person is communicating or conversing. It is also important that we clear our minds from forecasting while listening and that we listen with a plain and straightforward mind. We should not attempt to assume or guess while listening. In simple words we should just listen.
During conversations, we should ask reasonable questions. Questions should stay on topic and designed in such a way that they pose a thought or idea. It is very important that our questions are not offensive and they do not kindle possible arguments!
Our perspectives on the essence of communication
Communication in a relationship becomes good and effective depending on our perspective. The way we look into a particular issue will decide the way we communicate. An optimistic perspective will lead to a healthy communication and hence a healthy relationship.
Our practice of sharing
Sharing is always good and if we develop a regular practice of sharing things through communication, this makes things far far better. Sharing develops trust, happiness and it helps to ventilate in times of trouble and pressure.
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