Advice to a Newly Engaged Couple
COM 200 Interpersonal Communication
Instructor: Robert Givenrod
July 22, 2012
Dear Sara and Tim,
As you are aware I am take an interpersonal communication class through Ashford University. You had asked me to give you some advice on how the two of you could improve your relationship by communicating better. Here a few tips on things the both of you can do to improve your interpersonal communicational skills.
Recognize how self-concept and defensive and supportive messages and behaviors create positive and negative communication climates
Your concept of self plays a big role in the way you have interpersonal communication with yourself and others. Having a high regard for your self can make it easier for you to communicate with other people because you feel like you are important and that people will have a high regard for you because you carry yourself with confidence. On the other side if you have a low regard for yourself, such as, if you feel like you’re no good and you are not smart you will have a harder time communicating with other people because you will feel that you are not worth their time. When I was young I had a low self esteem because I was bigger than everyone else and I was a slower learner than the other students. The other children would pick on me and call names and this would make me feel that I was dumb so I would not want to speak to other people because I was not good enough for them to talk with. Now that I am grown and have a husband and a child I have a better outlook of myself. I am a good person, a good, a good mother and am worth communicating with. You need to have a good self concept in order to have a good relationship with someone else.
Recognize how self-concept and defensive and supportive messages and behaviors create positive and negative communication climates.
In our text book, Chapter four talks about how improving your vocabulary and increasing your awareness of...